Wolverhampton Wanderers are having a tough old season.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s pack is lacking its bite of the past two seasons, and is on course for a finish far worse than the two seventh places managed since returning to the Premier League.
Unfortunately, many players who have wowed over the past couple of years are performing below expectation in 2020/21.
The likes of Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio, Willy Boly and Adama Traore are all struggling right now. Even Mr. Consistency Conor Coady has been having a hard time, and it’s all a bit alarming.
In a season of doom and gloom, there has been one shining light though.
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Pedro Neto was once again Wolves’ best player in Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace, and it is starting to feel like the youngster is playing his way into the shop window.
It seems now that with each passing game, Neto is the one to provide the spark.
Things don’t always come off for him, but he always looks a threat and seems to be the man Wolves constantly rely on to do something.
He only signed a new deal at Molineux in November, but if things continue on like this – Wolves playing poorly as a collective and Neto shining – then club officials would be fools not to expect some of Europe’s big boys to come calling in the summer.
Neto is lighting up Molineux
When it comes to neutral fans about Wolves, it’s normally Traore who gets most of the attention.
The Spaniard is interesting to people because of his incredible physique and potential to leave full-backs for dead.
But, certainly this season, it’s Neto who is lighting up Molineux and it’s very possible that the vultures will soon be circling.
Undeniably, he’s been one of the most exciting youngsters in the whole of the Premier League this season, along with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice and Phil Foden.
The lower down Wolves finish, the harder it might be to retain the 20-year-old, who has understandably been cutting a frustrated figure in recent games.