Wolves starlet Pedro Neto pens new Molineux deal until 2027


Young Wolves star Pedro Neto has renewed his contract at Molineux, keeping him tied to the midlands club until 2027.

Signed from Lazio in the summer of 2019, Neto has already racked up 83 appearances for Wolves, producing 10 goals and 11 assists in that time, and looked destined to break out as one of the top Premier League stars in 2020/21.

However, a knee injury sidelined him for almost a full calender year, Wolves without their most explosive leaving young talent, and he only returned to action in late February, against Leicester City.

His new deal, though, will keep him in Wolves gold for another 5 years, by which point the Portuguese forward will be 27 and well into his prime.

Alternatively, it means that Wolves do not risk a repeat of Adama Traore’s situation, where they look likely to be forced to sell on the cheap as he runs his contract down.

Wolves technical director Steve Sellars was full of praise for how Neto has recovered from injury, and their hopes for his future, telling Wolves.com:

“It was difficult for him, he had a setback along the way, but as Pedro always does, he got his head down and worked hard with a smile on his face. He’s committed to being the best he can be and that shows with how quickly he’s got back into his groove, but we think there’s a lot more to come.

“We spoke a lot about missing Pedro, so to see him back fit and happy, that’s the most important thing. There’s no pressure from us to be the player he was straight away – it’s going to take some time.

Wolves starlet pens new Molineux deal until 2027

Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on April 05, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

“He’s been out for a long time, but we’ve got no doubt he’ll be back to the Pedro we know, whether that’s towards the end of the season or the start of the next one, there’s no rush, we just want to make sure he has minutes and is developing.”

With a top 4 place now completely out of the question, Neto will be looking to use his last few games of the season to build up his fitness ahead of the new campaign.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 28 50 69
2 Liverpool FC 27 51 63
3 Chelsea FC 26 35 53
4 Arsenal FC 25 12 48
5 Manchester United 28 7 47
6 West Ham United 28 11 45
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 8 45
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 1 40
9 Southampton FC 27 -7 35
10 Crystal Palace 28 1 33
11 Aston Villa 26 0 33
12 Leicester City 25 -3 33
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -6 33
14 Newcastle United 26 -16 28
15th Brentford FC 28 -15th 27
16 Leeds United 27 -32 23
17 Everton FC 25 -18 22
18 Burnley FC 26 -14 21
19 Watford FC 27 -23 19
20 Norwich City 27 -42 17
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Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Rafinha Leeds United 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 8
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 8

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