“I’m told…” – Journalist gives update on Liverpool’s pursuit of Pedro Neto

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Liverpool could be looking to add to their attack this summer and journalist Ben Jacobs has given an update on their pursuit of Wolves star Pedro Neto.

The Arne Slot era at Anfield has officially got underway, with the Dutchman taking on the enormous task of replacing Jurgen Klopp as manager.

The iconic German leaves a huge void behind, following nine seasons of brilliance in charge, and the hope is that Slot proves to be the perfect successor, winning trophies and entertaining the masses.

In order for him to have as much success as possible, he will want to sign players to strengthen his squad, adding a freshness to it in the process.

One talented ace who has been linked with a summer move to Liverpool is Neto, who continues to stand out as arguably Wolves’ most gifted and exciting player.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, however, Jacobs played down the Reds’ interest, saying the Portuguese’s price tag and injury record are likely to put paid to a move happening:

“Liverpool and Pedro Neto have been linked, but I’m told that’s not one that they are necessarily looking at, at the moment, partly because Wolves are going to insist on £60 million plus. And also the player’s injury record at that price is maybe putting off Liverpool.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool not moving for Neto this summer…

There is no denying Neto’s quality as a footballer, with the winger possessing so much dribbling ability, directness and end product, registering nine assists in 18 Premier League starts in 2023/24.

Those lack of appearances do highlight the biggest problem with the 24-year-old, however, with injuries making him a risky signing for Liverpool.

To spend somewhere in the region of £60m on a footballer who can’t be relied upon to stay fit for long periods represents a big gamble, which is why the Reds would be wise to look elsewhere for similar additions.

If injuries were no issue, Neto would have the potential to be a sensational signing, and possibly an upgrade on Luis Diaz on the left wing, but sadly, his fitness woes are too great to ignore.

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