Wolves confirm agreement as wonderkid puts pen to paper
The latest Wolverhampton Wanderers news as a Spain U21 international signs a long-term contract.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers left-back Hugo Bueno has signed a new long-term contract with the club, keeping him at Molineux until June 2028. The defender, who has established himself as one of the Old Gold's most promising wonderkids, has 30 senior appearances to his name since signing back in 2019.
Bueno has missed out on plenty of minutes this season due to a six-week-long injury but he returned to the bench for the 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur. The 21-year-old, who can also play at left midfield if needed, recently received a call-up to the Spain U21 international squad following a strong start to the campaign.
In response to Bueno's new deal, sporting director Matt Hobbs said: "Hugo's one of the huge success stories of the club. Bringing him in from a grassroots team in Spain when he was just 16, and he’s now 21, playing in the Premier League and being a regular. It’s testament to everyone involved.
“Since Palace, he’s got more comfortable and had a Spanish under-21 call-up which was thoroughly deserved. The whole journey, there’s been so many people who have played their part, but the one constant has been how good a professional Hugo has been throughout it all.
“We are blessed in that area of the pitch. We’ve got two young, exciting left-backs, who are slightly different, but both have huge talent. They’re competing against each other and they’re really close as well, so it’s a healthy competition, but we will see the benefits of that from both of their performances.”