PSG have added Wolves winger Pedro Neto to their list of summer targets. The 22-year-old has only just returned to fitness after fracturing his kneecap last April and made his first start in 330 days earlier this month against Crystal Palace.
The Portugal international is on a list that includes Leeds United’s Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s France international flyer, who is out of contract in the summer.
The French giants, who were already well familiar with Neto’s capabilities before his injury, are said to be monitoring the winger for the remainder of the season. Since his return, however, he has since missed out on the last two games against Everton and Leeds due to a couple of minor issues unrelated to the knee injury.
Neto was rewarded for his hard work with a new two-year contract extension only this month, keeping him at Molineux until 2027.
Pedro Neto started his career at Braga, who loaned him to Italian club Lazio in the summer of 2017. In 2019, he signed with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Neto joined Braga’s youth system at the age of 13. On 7 May 2017, whilst still a junior, he made his professional debut with their reserves, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–3 home loss against Porto B in the Segunda Liga. The following weekend, in his first Primeira Liga appearance with the first team, he scored after only a few minutes on the pitch, helping the hosts defeat already relegated Nacional 4–0 and becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in the competition.
On 2 August 2019, Neto signed with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made his debut twelve days later in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round against Pyunik, scoring and providing an assist for Morgan Gibbs-White in a 4–0 home win (8–0 aggregate). His maiden appearance in the Premier League took place a few days later in the same month, when he came on for compatriot Diogo Jota late on in the 1–1 home draw with Manchester United.
Neto’s first league start occurred on 28 September 2019, when he assisted Matt Doherty’s opening goal in a 2–0 victory over Watford at Molineux. After having what would have been his first goal in the competition ruled out controversially by VAR at Liverpool on 29 December, he scored in the next game, a 2–1 away loss to Watford on 1 January 2020, becoming the first teenager to achieve the feat for the club in the Premier League in the process.
On 9 March 2022, Neto’s 22nd birthday, he agreed to a new deal running until 2027.