Young Wolves defender Justin Hubner is reportedly set for a loan move this summer, according to the club’s academy manager for football Jon Hunter-Barrett.
Yesterday the club announced that Hubner had signed a new contract with the club.
Hubner put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half-year deal, meaning he’ll now be at the club until the summer of 2025.
Hubner came to Molineux as a 16-year-old in February 2020 from Dutch side FC Den Bosch.
He joined up with the U18s straight away and after seventh months he signed his first professional contract.
Last term, Hubner made important contributions to a side that reached the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup and won promotion in PL2.
Recently, Hubner has made the transition to James Collins’ U21s.
And the starlet’s good performances have now led to a reward in the form of a new contract.
Hunter-Barrett has been keeping a close eye on Hubner’s development. He’s delighted to for him to have committed to a new deal, and he praised the youngster for the way he has adapted to life in England.
He said (Wolves official): “Justin’s a youth international player for his country, a rock solid defender and excellent in one-on-one situations. He’s good aerially, has a presence and composure on the ball, and we think he has a bright future at the football club.
“He’s made a seamless transition into playing football at a Premier League club. Being here on his own in Wolverhampton isn’t easy. But we’re really delighted with his character and professionalism.”
With regards to the future, Hunter-Barrett suggests that a loan move could be in the offing for Hubner for next season.
“The aim now is to establish himself in James’ side, with the view to maybe looking at a first-team loan in the summer,” he added.”
Wolves youngster Justin Hubner going out on loan next season would be a great next step
It’s great to see Hubner signing a new contract at Wolves, and it indicates the club have high hopes for him.
Hubner, who can play centre-back or left-back, has clearly worked hard and delivered some strong performances at youth level.
The goal for him now is to show consistency, and prove that he is ready for a loan move.
Loan moves can be absolutely invaluable for young players.
Senior football is totally different to youth football, and the experience will help to shape him and make him a much better player.