Wolves youngster Hugo Bueno is reportedly not in Bruno Lage’s immediate plans for the first-team.
According to the Birmingham Mail, the Spanish teenager is not set for a role in the manager’s squad just yet.
Bueno got some minutes out in Alicante and actually did catch the eye with some lively displays at left wing-back.
He was one of several U23s players brought on the trip, having really impressed for James Collins’ side last season.
Bueno finished the campaign very strongly and scored a handful of goals as Wolves sealed promotion to Division 1.
Right now, he is arguably one of the club’s most promising youth players, along with Luke Cundle, Chem Campbell and Dexter Lembikisa.
But it seems he may have to bide his time a little before becoming an established member of the first-team squad.
Seemingly, Lage is happy to press ahead with Rayan Ait-Nouri and Jonny Castro Otto as left-sided options.
That said, Jonny can play on the right, so there would potentially be space for a new left-back.
It remains to be seen if Bueno will stick with the club’s U23s for their campaign in Division 1 for 2022/23, or he will be loaned out.
Given his fantastic potential, it would be no surprise to see him heading out to get a taste of senior football.
Potentially, that could do much more for his development.
Wolves should look to loan Hugo Bueno out
Wolves should see about getting Bueno out on loan somewhere.
The youngster – described by Scott Sellars last year as ‘a talented player with a great attitude’ and ‘very competitive’ – finished the 2021/22 season in fine fettle. Him getting to experience senior football seems the most logical next step now.
He looks very comfortable at U23s level.
The club should therefore be looking to get him out of his comfort zone and into an environment that will be more physically demanding.