Wolves starlet Hugo Bueno could have teams clamouring to sign him this summer
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Wolves starlet Hugo Bueno could have teams clamouring to sign him this summer

At the start of the season, only a fairly small section of Wolves fans will have known about Hugo Bueno.

The youngster had been making waves in the academy, but a lot of supporters were as yet unaware of what a talented player the club had on its hands.

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Fast forward a few months, and Bueno would make his bow in the Premier League.

It was Steve Davis who handed him his debut against Nottingham Forest back in October.

He only got a few minutes at the end. But days later, Bueno was named as a surprise starter against Crystal Palace.

Rayan Ait-Nouri had been struck by illness, and it was Bueno who got the nod to start at left-back, not the more experienced Jonny Castro Otto.

Bueno was one of Wolves’ best players that night, and he even registered a brilliant assist for Adama Traore.

Since that game with Palace, Bueno has started all but two matches in the Premier League for Wolves.

Most recently, Bueno started against Fulham – and he was named Player of the Match by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

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The former Liverpool defender told him to his face after the game: “I thought you were excellent. That combination between you and (Matheus) Nunes down the left side, especially in the first-half…

“The second-half you (Wolves) didn’t play as well, but you were still an attacking threat. I think twice you got down here and put some really good crosses in. So I was really impressed, so a well deserved Player of the Match.”

It has been remarkable to watch Bueno’s rise at Wolves.

So often, young players come into first-teams and very quickly fall away.

But Bueno has given neither Davis nor Julen Lopetegui any reason to send him back to the U21s.

He’s going from strength to strength, and Wolves may now have to brace for other clubs coming calling this summer.

Wolves defender Hugo Bueno could be hot property this summer, he’s got everything

Bueno’s game is impressively well-rounded for one so young.

The 20-year-old is fearless in the way he plays.

He can beat a man and provide great crosses into the box. But he can also defend very well.

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It is rare that young full-backs can do both parts really well, and it is this that could lead to a number of teams trying to sign him this summer.

Bueno is reportedly on Atletico Madrid’s radar. But it would be no surprise if other clubs came calling.

But luckily for Wolves he recently signed a new contract. So it would likely take a lot of money for another club to buy him.