'It never fails' - Arsenal sent Pedro Neto transfer warning despite Portugal Euro 2024 heroics

Pedro Neto in action for Portugal
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Sports scientist Dr. Rajpal Brar has criticised those clambering for Arsenal to sign Wolves forward Pedro Neto.

The Gunners have been linked with Neto after Wolves boss Gary O'Neil admitted the club may need to sell to meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) commitments. Premier League champions Manchester City are currently the favourites to sign the Portuguese, but Mikel Arteta's team are also likely to be an attractive option.

Neto scored three goals and provided 11 assists for Wolves across all competitions in 2023/24. A hamstring injury hampered the 24-year-old for much of the season, but he is involved in Portugal's Euro 2024 campaign after coming off the bench during their late win against Czechia on Tuesday night.

However, Dr. Brar has shared his view that those wanting Neto to join Arteta's side will be criticising the player if he gets injured again.

"Many of the same people saying to go hard after Pedro Neto will be the first ones jumping all over him when he picks up an injury. It never fails," he said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Back in October, when the links of Neto leaving Wolves first emerged, the forward addressed the speculation that he could move to a new club in January. He explained why he had no plans to leave Molineux and outlined his desire to succeed at the club.

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“I want to say that I am here and I will help everyone,” he told The Telegraph. “I love the club and everybody here, I have always felt that it has given a lot to me.

“I’m enjoying the moment here so I will continue to do that. The future and long-term ambitions don’t matter. We will never go down in any situation, we are here to win and fight. I feel really good at the moment and hope to continue. Of course I want to be the best, and that means working every day.

“Even when I was injured I was thinking about being the best, my aims have never changed. There is always more and more to come from me.”