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Opinion: Liverpool can't stand by as Everton reportedly target Pedro Neto

Everton want Wolves winger Pedro Neto, according to reports. Liverpool surely can’t watch that happen.

The Liverpool Echo says Everton are big admirers of Pedro Neto. They may even make moves to sign the Wolves winger this summer.

The article mentions their latest managerial pursuit and that they’ve supposedly opened a dialogue with Nuno Espirito Santo. Santo, of course, was Wolves manger up until the end of this season.

He’s worked closely with Neto over the past two years and that, in theory, could give Everton a better chance at signing the player. Only if they appoint Santo, though.

Everton want a right-winger who can cut onto his left, too, meaning Neto fits the bill perfectly. This, it seems, is one to watch.

And we think Liverpool should be watching.

Everton want Pedro Neto

We’ve written before on just how good a fit we think Neto would be for Liverpool. He looks like an exceptional talent – someone ready to contribute right away despite only turning 21 in March.

He ticks a lot of boxes. First and foremost, he’s a pacey wide player and Liverpool thrive on those. But he’s also versatile enough to play four or five positions.

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That’s vital at Liverpool, who have a squad full of players capable of playing a few roles. It also essentially guarantees more games for any young player who can do that – they’re able to fill in where necessary and gain experience.

Neto’s five goals and six assists last season show his worth. Especially as they came in a Wolves side that wasn’t firing on all cylinders.

It suggests some huge potential there. Liverpool’s world-renowned front-three will all turn 30 within 18 months, meaning signing players with that kind of potential feels vital.

Neto would almost certainly cost a lot of cash. But if Everton believe there’s any chance he could move, Liverpool can’t stand by and watch. Neto would fit them too well to see him go to the Blue half of Merseyside.

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