Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed a major boost regarding the return of Pedro Neto.
What’s the talk?
In recent comments cited by Birmingham Live, Bruno Lage revealed that the winger, who has not featured for Wolves since cracking his knee cap back in April, could be set to make a return to first-team training in around a month’s time, before potentially becoming available for selection once again in January.
Speaking about the current condition of the 21-year-old, Lage said: “The good news is that everything is OK with his injury and now he will start to work harder than he has until this day.
“Maybe he can start working with the team in one month and, after that, he needs to do the normal pre-season for two or three weeks to be fit to play in this competition, which you know is very hard. Maybe in the middle of January we can have him at the stadium to start playing with us.”
Will Neto be a starter upon his return?
Fans will be buzzing
Considering just how impressive Neto had been for Wolves prior to picking up his injury last season, the news that the Portugal international could be back in action for the club in the coming months is sure to have fans buzzing.
Indeed, over his 31 Premier League appearances last term, the £31.5m-rated forward had bagged five goals, registered six assists and had created nine big chances – ranking him first in each of Wolves’ respective charts for these particular metrics – in addition to taking an average of two shots and making two key passes per game.
As such, while it will undoubtedly take the £39k-per-week winger a while to refind this form upon his return to first-team action, the availability of Neto will nevertheless provide Lage with a huge boost to his chances of securing a top ten finish with Wolves this season.