On Friday, Wolverhampton Wanderers continued the trend of signing up young talent as we look to continue building for the future and Portuguese youth international pair Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao made the switch to the Molineux from Braga.
Both have signed five year deals keeping them with us until the summer of 2024 as we take a closer look at them.
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19-year-old Neto is a left footed wide midfielder and he leaves Braga as their youngest ever goalscorer after the net minutes into his Primeira Liga debut as a 17-year-old. 20-year-old midfielder Jordao saw himself promoted into Uniao de Leiria first team when he was only 16-years-old, before he made the switch to Braga.
Both players spent the season out on loan at Lazio in the campaign of 2018/19 as they continued their development.
Speaking to the Official Website as the pair were announced, Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell was pretty optimistic about the development curve they had ahead of them.
“They’re two very talented individuals in positions we’re keen to add to. But with both Pedro and Bruno it’s more about their potential for the future. We see signing young talent as a way forward; for example, Morgan Gibbs-White from the Academy, several other young players from the Academy who have been in the first-team recently, and Ruben Vinagre, who we signed at a very young age. We think these two guys are right up there at that level and have both got high potential to be successful here at Wolves. However, we expect it will take time for them to break into the first-team as they’re so young and they’re playing in a new country and a new environment, but we will try to integrate them into the first-team group as much as possible. We don’t want to put too much pressure on them in the early stages of their time here, but in due course we hope we will see good examples of their true potential and quality at first-team level.”