Sun 23 Jun 2024, 14:00 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle now set to launch bid for 'special' Wolves star with £60m price-tag mooted

Newcastle now set to launch bid for 'special' Wolves star with £60m price-tag mooted
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Newcastle United have already been rebuffed by Wolverhampton Wanderers for one player this weekend but are set to go back to the Midlands club with another offer for a second player.

On Saturday it was reported that Newcastle had made an offer for Wolves defender Max Kilman which included cash plus a player, believed to be Elliot Anderson, but Wolves rejected the approach.

While it's likely that the Magpies may return with an improved offer, Kilman is not the only Wolves player they have their eye on.

HITC believe that during the Kilman discussion, they also asked Wolves about Pedro Neto's situation with the £60million-rated player being on the Magpies' radar for a while now.

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Pedro Neto anticipating another injury it seems

Pedro Neto is still fancied by Eddie Howe

The 24-year-old is part of Portugal's Euro 2024 squad and has been involved in both of their games so far this tournament albeit from off the bench.

Neto is a huge talent with former England 'keeper David Seamen hailing him as 'special' on his Seaman Says podcast, but he was limited to just 20 Premier League appearances last season due to injuries. He did manage two goals and nine assists in those games, however.

The season before that, Neto managed just 18 appearances and one assist again with injuries being a huge issue. It's this injury record that has Newcastle fans apprehensive about signing Neto, especially at the mooted £60million figure.


Why are we targeting injury-prone players?

Coming off the season we've just had with so many injuries, it's baffling to us that our primary targets seem to be players with spotty injury records like Neto and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

We have to trust the process I suppose, but at a point, you have to wonder what the process is.

Both Calvert-Lewin and Neto would be fantastic additions to the squad could we guarantee their fitness, but given their records over the past couple of seasons we're trepidatious to say the least. Although, in fairness, Calvert-Lewin did manage to make 32 Premier League appearances last season, but he did go a staggering 18 appearances without a goal in the middle of the campaign.