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Arsenal transfer news: Newcastle enter race for £60million attacker

Eddie Howe, Newcastle, 2023/24

Newcastle are expressing interest in acquiring Portuguese winger Pedro Neto, amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Daily Mail reports that the winger is seen as an upgrade to Miguel Almiron and Wolves are reportedly seeking a £60 million fee for the player.

Neto has showcased an impressive performance for Wolves this season, attracting attention from various Premier League clubs.

In the upcoming summer transfer window, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe aims to be active, with securing a new winger reportedly ranking high on his priority list, the report claims.

Wolves are set to demand £60m for his services – but he is just one of several wide players being considered by Newcastle.

At 23 years old, Neto is believed by the Magpies’ boss to possess the skill, pace, and work ethic necessary to thrive at St James’ Park. However, there are noted concerns regarding his injury history, a factor that Newcastle will carefully monitor as they assess the Portuguese international’s progress.

Pedro Neto has been on fire this season
© IMAGO – Pedro Neto has been on fire this season

The Magpies reportedly engaged in ongoing discussions to secure the services of Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly on a free transfer at the conclusion of the current season.

Elite Premier League club’s Pedro Neto interest

FootballTransfers revealed Arsenal and Liverpool’s interest in Neto early last year.

We reported that the Gunners are ready to move for Neto as they seek a player who can ease the workload of Bukayo Saka next season.

Mikel Arteta has been tracking Pedro Neto for some time
© IMAGO – Mikel Arteta has been tracking Pedro Neto for some time

Neto was a top target for manager Mikel Arteta during the summer of 2022 and the Spaniard is ready to revisit his interest in the 23-year-old.

The winger has been one of the standout players this season and now there is an ambition for him to move on.

Furthermore, we broke Newcastle’s interest in Kelly at a similar time, but the club did not act on the player during the summer window. The Bournemouth defender also has clubs in Italy looking at him.

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