Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto has reacted to the rumours linking him with a possible move to Arsenal this summer.
Neto has been earmarked as a replacement for Nicolas Pepe, who looks set to leave North London on a loan deal, but the Portuguese has claimed that he is currently focused on his career at the Molineux, although he did appreciate the fact that he was attracting interest from big clubs.
“I always like to hear this sort of stuff but I’m focused on my job here because I’m feeling very good here,” Neto was quoted saying by The Times.
“The things you hear make you work even more, it’s good for you and your mentality to know that people know your value.
“It gives me more hunger to work harder.”
Neto did go on to reveal that he is keen to help his current employers qualify for European football after they came so close to securing a seventh-place finish during the just-concluded campaign before a dismal run of two points from the final 21 available saw Bruno Lage’s men end up in 10th position.
“The dream of any player is to play in the Champions League,” the winger added.
“I want to help this club to go higher and higher because I think we have that potential with the way we work, the way we sign players, the way we try to arrive there.
“We were very close last year but it is missing something and that’s something we have to work out between us.”
With just one point from their opening three games this term, Wolves and Neto have carried over their struggles from the last campaign and currently sit 18th in the league table.
As the transfer window enters its final knockings, Neto’s best chance of playing on a continental level for the foreseeable future might just be securing a move to the Emirates Stadium.