Major update as Tottenham fall behind in Pedro Neto transfer race, reports

Spurs have been tracking the progress of Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto amidst interest from other clubs, but now it seems they could miss out on the Portuguese footballer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham FC - Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham FC - Premier League / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

According to a report from GIVEMESPORT, Arsenal have now assumed the frontrunner position in the seven-way race to to sign Wolves' Pedro Neto.

The Portuguese footballer, who still has three years left on his contract (Transfermarkt), has 14 goal contributions in 23 matches across all competitions this season, and Spurs fans should be well aware of his attacking prowess.

In Tottenham's last meet-up with Wolves, a game in which the North London side lost 2-1, Neto displayed his extreme pace on the ball when he countered off a Spurs corner, dribbling all the way into the opposition's penalty are where he found Joao Gomes who slotted in the side's second goal.

In an attack-centric team like Ange Postecoglou's, where winger's are encouraged to press the opposition, run into space, and are ascribed many creative liberties both on and off the ball, pace at Neto's level is a highly-coveted asset.

There's no questioning that a move to Arsenal, Liverpool, or Tottenham would be an immense step forward in the player's career, with his current team sitting at ninth place in the table. Nevertheless, Arsenal's success this season, or other teams' spending abilities, could be enough to push Spurs out of the signing race.

There's still a few months left before the summer window opens up, and while GIVEMESPORT reports that Wolves value their player at £80million, there's a lot that can happen between now and then to sway the tables.