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Jon Hunter-Bartlett praises Owen Farmer after signing first pro contract at Wolves

Molineux talent Owen Farmer has signed his first professional contract at Wolves.

The club have announced that the 18-year-old has put pen to paper on a shiny new deal, four years after first joining the club.

Solihull-born Farmer was plucked from Midland Junior Premier League outfit Highgate United, having also previously played for Solihull FC.

Farmer caught the eyes of Wolves scouts with his goalscoring, efficient movement and technical qualities.

Farmer has progressed brilliantly over the last couple of years since signing a scholarship deal.

The starlet has been in fine form for the U18s, and has also turned out for the U21s this term and looked comfortable.

He was most recently on target against Reading in the Premier League Cup win over Reading.

Farmer has recently been training with Julen Lopetegui’s first-team, along with other promising players from the Molineux academy like Alfie Pond, Harvey Griffiths, Tyler Roberts and Nathan Fraser.

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It is a brilliant moment for Farmer, and academy manager Jon Hunter-Bartlett said (via Wolves official): “I’m delighted to be able to get the deal done and secure Owen’s services to the football club. He’s a humble and hardworking young man who deserves an opportunity at this level.

“Owen’s personality and drive to improve at football are his key attributes. He’s desperate to succeed, has an eye for goal and is quick and powerful for his shape and size.”

Farmer is most definitely a name for Wolves fans to listen and look out for.

In October 2021, The Guardian picked out one first-year scholar from every Premier League club for people to watch out for.

Farmer was the player selected for Wolves, and is someone that shows ‘cleverness, passing quality and predatory instincts.

Owen Farmer could be the next top prospect at Wolves, as youngster signs first professional contract

This is great news for Farmer and a very proud moment for him and his family.

His development has been really encouraging, and the club are thought to be very excited about his potential.

He’s a very versatile attacker, which will stand him in good stead. This is his opportunity now to perhaps plant a seed for Lopetegui.

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It might be that his chance will come in a year or two. It could be that he heads out on loan next season.

But it is a chance to show the Spaniard what he’s all about.