Arsenal to ‘reignite’ interest in signing Pedro Neto

By on June 19, 2024

Pedro Neto Wolves

Arsenal are reportedly planning to rekindle their interest in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers star Pedro Neto this summer, as per GiveMeSport.

Despite mounting a title charge in back-to-back seasons, the Gunners couldn’t manage to go all the way in either season. So, it has been reported that they are keen on strengthening the squad this summer to challenge on all fronts next season.

The North London club are said to be prioritising signing a new midfielder and centre-forward. However, GMS states that Arsenal identified Benjamin Sesko as the primary target to reinforce their attack but following his decision to remain at RB Leipzig, Mikel Arteta’s side could now look to sign a different type of attacker than signing a natural number nine.

The report further claims that Arsenal could attempt to sign a new right-winger to ease Bukayo Saka’s workload and may ‘reignite’ their interest in Neto.

GMS also states that Wolves could demand a fee of around £60m so the Gunners will have to splash a big fee to lure the Portuguese to the Emirates Stadium.

Neto to Arsenal

However, the forward is currently out with his national team to play in the European Championship in Germany so that could prevent Arsenal from getting a quick deal done.

Arsenal hold a long-term interest in Neto as they tried to purchase him a couple of years ago but a deal never came to fruition. Following his recent injury problems, it was thought that Arteta’s side cooled their interest in him but it appears they remain keen on signing him.

Neto is an explosive forward and has displayed impressive performances for Wolves in the Premier League when he managed to remain fit. However, he has been sustaining injury issues on a regular basis and hasn’t been able to stay fit for a whole season over the last few years.

So, it would be a huge gamble for Arsenal if they opt to sign him by spending big money. But, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually make a concrete approach to secure his signature in this transfer window.