Arsenal ‘hold talks’ to sign Pedro Neto this summer

By on July 6, 2024

Pedro Neto Wolves

Arsenal have reportedly held talks over a deal to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Pedro Neto this summer, as per TEAMtalk.

The Gunners hold a long-term interest in the Portugal international as they have been linked with a move for him over the last few transfer windows, but they haven’t opted to make a concrete approach to sign him yet.

Now, according to the report by TEAMtalk, Arsenal are planning to reinforce their squad this off-season and want to sign a new winger as well as a new centre-forward.

The report further claims that Arsenal have been monitoring Neto’s development over the last few years and having been impressed by his displays, they have now registered their interest in him.

The North London club have already held talks with the player’s representatives before opening talks with Wolves over this deal. Gary O’Neil’s side reportedly want a fee of around £60m for their star man but they could eventually agree to sell for around £50m. Therefore, Mikel Arteta’s side will have to spend a large fee to finally purchase their long-term target.

Neto to Arsenal

However, TEAMtalk states that Tottenham are also interested in him but Eberechi Eze is their primary option and they would only look to sign the Portuguese should they fail to broker a deal for the Crystal Palace star. Therefore, Arsenal can manage to trump Spurs in this race if they move quickly.

The 24-year-old is a highly talented player and can play on either flank. He is quick, technically sound, can dribble past opposition defenders in tight areas, has the ability to create opportunities for fellow attackers and also works hard without possession.

So, his addition would definitely strengthen the North London club’s attacking department if they purchase him. However, Neto has had several injury problems in recent years so it would be a big risk to secure his signature by splashing a big fee.

Therefore, Arsenal might be better off exploring other options to strengthen their frontline. However, it is going to be interesting to see whether Arteta’s side eventually decide to make a concrete approach to sign him ahead of next season.