21 Mar 2021 08:17:12
Ed002, I see United have been linked with Pedro Neto from Wolves as a possible Sancho alternative, are you aware if there is any truth in this?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach from Manchester United but they may well have spoken with his agent - but I don't know that they have.}

1.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 12:40:55
Thanks Ed002. I think he'd be a great signing if we could get him. I've been really impressed with him this season.

{Ed002's Note - The advantage Neto has is that he could prove a cost efficient alternative to Sancho and Grealish whilst Diallo gains experience - so it does make some sense. Whilst I would expect Wolves to resist a sale a significant offer may prove tempting.}

2.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 13:00:10
Neto is a good player. Don't see United in for a RW though now in all honesty as expect we would prioritise Centre Forward given Cavani may be off and Martial being Martial. If we were looking at RW though it clearly won't be Sancho given the cost quoted. I suspect Sancho joins Chelsea. Neto would be a quality addition at half the price.

3.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 13:03:49
Neto is my preferred candidate for the RW position. I think his work rate is superior to Sancho. He’s been really impressive for Wolves this season.

I asked the question a couple of months ago and it was a no. Thanks for another update Ed.

4.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 13:53:24
Looks good on the ball neto but I think his decision making is still pretty poor .
That said only turned 21 the other week so plenty of time and room improvement.

5.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 14:00:42
Neto won't come cheap either though reportedly cheaper than Sancho. A fee of 50m was mentioned in the media.

6.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 14:38:30
dev, 50m is the minimum fee that gets attached to any player we are linked to.

I think the 45m Liverpool paid Wolves for Jota sets a pretty fair baseline. I think Jota was a slightly more important player for Wolves when Liverpool signed him. So I think somewhere between 35-45m is a fair price for Neto, and about right. No doubt United will pay 80m though as I'd have said 35-45m was about the right price for Maguire at the time.

7.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 14:58:35
I think for a player with Netos quality, age and potential 50 millions is a fair price. Maybe is cheap.
I am not sure he is a worst player than the 100+ million Sancho.

8.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 19:14:40
I want Grealish. He is a really creative player and would help take the weight of Brunos shoulders. Plus Grealish can play in so many positions from left wing to right wing, just behind the strikers and even as a false number nine. He draws fouls from opposing teams for fun and his decision making is getting better and better.

{Ed077's Note - has Grealish played RW? Never seen him play there. Honestly I dont watch Villa much because of his constant diving so dont know}

9.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 20:51:39
I think Grealish played RW once while on loan before his Villa breakthrough 😂.

10.) 21 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 22:01:07
Lol Neto was barely mentioned as a RW option and now he’s everyone’s first choice. He hadn’t particularly excelled but seems a cost-effective option for the position.

11.) 22 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021 22:42:09
Grealish drifts across the front line. Mainly plays coming in from the left wing it is true but is more than capable of playing other positions. Besides we have Amad and the othwr young signing for right wing.

12.) 22 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 06:59:22
The reality is that with Grealish signing a new deal last summer, and Villa's excellent season his 70m price tag from last summer will have gone up close to the 100m.

He's a good player but certainly not one we could afford to be spending anywhere near that much on.

13.) 22 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 07:38:40
Wouldn't touch Grealish with a bargepole, £100m English premium, no ta, Neto feels much more a United player to me.

14.) 22 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 10:30:27
Neto would be a quality addition for the future especially at the prices being quoted. My issue with this is that RW will probably be down the order for summer purchases considering our needs and the amount of money available. With Greenwood (unless he is moved to a striker role) and Diallo (progressing) I think we have that covered for this summer and could look in 2022 dependent on hpw these 2 do.

15.) 23 Mar 2021
23 Mar 2021 09:56:10
I can't believe people write off Grealish so easily in favour of Neto.

Grealish has performed at a very high level for two or three seasons at least. He has carried Villa this year. Since he was injured and not played their results have taken a nose dive.

Grealish is still among the top of the stats charts showing how many fouls he has drawn, chances created, etc despite not playing for a month now at a busy time of the season.

Yes Neto looks good but with him its buying potential whereas Grealish is the real deal now. Grealish has matured into a fine player and if we could ger him Ings and a proper defensive midfielder it would improve our team immeasurably.

16.) 23 Mar 2021
23 Mar 2021 11:53:18
Salford7 - i am with you mate, Grealish is a top player absolutely head and shoulders above Neto.

17.) 23 Mar 2021
23 Mar 2021 13:53:17
Salford, without question Grealish is a very good player. I only have two minor concerns about him and neither are to do with his talent. I wonder whether his mentality and attitude will translate well to a club with top level expectations. Will his ego deal with not being the big fish. While his off-field behaviour isn't something that he can get away with under the glare of playing for a club like ours.

That said the reality is that it will cost close to 100m to get Grealish, where as Neto would be available for half the cost of not less. Neto is younger and with a similar ceiling in my opinion.

If Grealish and Neto were both available for 45m then I don't think there will be any question which one people would pick. But they aren't and during a summer where our budget will likely be limited the options could be Neto and a CB or just Grealish. In that instance I think most would take Neto.