Before a ball was kicked in 2020/21, a lot of Wolves fans were talking about Adama Traore and Daniel Podence as being the supporting cast for Raul Jimenez in attack.
Traore came to life for Wolves in 2019/20, producing a string of electric performances that saw him contribute goals and assists after a frustrating first season at Molineux.
Daniel Podence offered glimpses of his exciting ability last term, and many felt he’d kick on having gotten a nice feel for English football. It’s certainly been a promising start from him in 2020/21.
But one man not many spoke about at all, was Pedro Neto.
The 20-year-old was in and out of Nuno’s starting XI last term, offering glimpses but ultimately struggling to be consistent.
He’s managed to get the nod from Nuno early doors in 2020/21, and boy has he made an impression.
Where most of his teammates have been sluggish and conservative, Neto has been full of beans.
The youngster has been extremely refreshing to watch, offering brilliant work rate as well as looking dangerous in one-vs-one situations.
He’s undroppable right now
Out of Neto, Adama and Podence, the former is probably in the strongest position right now.
The £50,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has looked lively in all of Wolves’ games so far, even against West Ham when every other outfield player was really poor.
He took his goal against Fulham superbly well, and hopefully there will be more of that to come.
At this moment in time he’s looking very dangerous, and Neto is definitely the surprise package at Molineux who Nuno now simply cannot afford to drop.