Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto has emerged as a target for Manchester United.
The livewire is on the Red Devils’ transfer radar according to The Sun, and is seen as a possible alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Neto’s excellent form this season could well lead to a struggle this summer for Wolves.
The player did sign a new contract back in November.
But these are financially tricky times, and any large offer coming in could put Wolves in a tricky position.
It’s believe United could make a swoop for around £50 million.
There likely won’t be a single Wolves fan out there that doesn’t want Neto to stay at Molineux, but there is one reason United could end up pushing hard for the 21-year-old.
Last summer, eyebrows were raised when Liverpool landed Diogo Jota in a £45 million move (BBC Sport).
He’s made a stunning start at Anfield since his transfer, scoring 10 goals in 21 games.
Already, he’s looking like a key member of Liverpool’s squad, and the progression could be bad news for Wolves in terms of United’s supposed interest in Neto.
Jota form could prompt United into action
It’s very possible United will look at the Jota deal and wonder whether they can replicate that kind of success with £50,000-a-week talent Neto (Spotrac).
The talent and potential with Neto is absolutely undeniable.
Arguably he’s got a higher ceiling than Jota, and it would be no surprise to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer come knocking.