Wolves are looking to tie down ‘other star players’ after committing Pedro Neto to a new contract.
It emerged on Wednesday that Neto had penned a new deal, tying him to Wolves until the summer of 2027.
According to Transfermarkt, Neto is their second most valuable player at an estimated £31.5million, behind Ruben Neves (£36million).
It was only in November 2020 that the winger last signed a long-term contract extension.
Late on Wednesday night, Express and Star journalist Liam Keen relayed news on Twitter from Bruno Lage’s press conference.
‘Following Pedro Neto’s new contract’, he reports, ‘Bruno Lage says that Wolves are working hard’ on extending their other big names.
Indeed, the manager told the media that the ‘next move’ was to secure the signature of those players who ‘want to put the club on a different level’.
So then, who should be next?
Well, Neves is under contract for another two years and three months, meaning there’s arguably no immediate pressure to bring him to the table.
But Wolves may see it differently. Neto was under contract until 2025, and an early extension can ward off interest from suitors, or at the very least increase a player’s value to a ridiculous sum if they were to leave.
Arsenal were strongly linked with Neves last summer, and Wolves may be wary of fresh approaches this time around unless he signals his commitment to the club.
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