Wolves youngster Hugo Bueno has been tipped to become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old broke into Wolves’ team back in October, and is now a fully fledged member of the first-team squad.
Bueno was handed an unexpected full debut against Crystal Palace after Rayan Ait-Nouri came down with illness.
The Spaniard took his chance, assisting Adama Traore and putting in a solid display. Since that game, he has not looked back.
Bueno has gone on to start all but three Premier League games for Wolves.
On Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, he wasn’t available due to injury, and he won’t be back for another few weeks.
It is a real shame that Bueno is now on the sidelines.
But he has made a fantastic impression for Wolves, and in the eyes of former midfielder Dave Edwards, Bueno will go on to become one of the best players in his position.
He said on the Wolves Weekly podcast: “I love Hugo Bueno. It is such a shame he’s out injured. I think he’s going to be, honestly, one of the best left-backs in the Premier League. He has that much ability at such young age.
“There’s not been enough assists, enough good crosses. I think Bueno has brought that to the Wolves team. I think (Rayan) Ait-Nouri probably does a bit too much on the ball before putting it in the box.”
Dave Edwards is spot on – Hugo Bueno can become one of the Premier League’s best left-backs
This may seem like a big claim from Edwards, but it is not out of the question it could happen.
Bueno has been absolutely outstanding for Wolves since his breakthrough.
The reason he could become one of the league’s best left-backs is because he has already shown that he can do both parts of the modern full-back’s game really well.
His attacking qualities are well documented. He is superb at whipping the ball into the box. And as Edwards suggests, he doesn’t overplay like Ait-Nouri can sometimes.
But he’s actually very decent defensively.
And he just does everything without fear. Not once has he ever come across like a rabbit in headlights, which can happen to young players when starting out their professional careers.