Hugo Bueno, defender, has signed a new long-term contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The left-sided player’s chances of ever playing for the Molineux first team were doubtful a little over a year ago.
However, the interim appointment of Steve Davis as a replacement for Bruno Lage changed everything. Bueno was soon given his full Premier League debut, on which he assisted.
Bueno has made 19 starts and 11 substitute appearances across all competitions. However, he has yet to establish himself as a first-team regular.
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s progression in 2023-24 has been hampered by injury and form, with only two starts and five substitute appearances since August.
Nonetheless, Wolves are committing the Spaniard to a contract extension until the end of the 2027-28 season.
Hugo Bueno and Club’s Statement after New Contract
“I’m so happy to sign this new deal,” Bueno said on the club’s official website. It’s a small reward from the club for my efforts. I’m grateful for their trust in me to give me the opportunity to play professionally in the Premier League.
“I just want to thank them and hope that with my hard work, I can continue to give them good performances and good matches for the team.” Signing another five-year contract here makes me feel at home.
“Since joining us as a 16-year-old number 10, the work that Hugo and the coaches have put into changing his position, and the acceptance he had of doing so, shows what a good pro he is,” said sporting director Matt Hobbs.
“It’s incredible that he’s been able to wrap his head around a new position and develop at the rate he has.
“Hugo is one of the club’s biggest success stories. Bringing him in from a grassroots team in Spain at the age of 16, and now that he’s 21, playing in the Premier League and being a regular Premier League player, it’s a testament to everyone involved.”
In preparation for Wolves‘ forthcoming match against Fulham on Monday, Bueno will be hoping to be part of the team.