It was doubtful a little over a year ago if Molineux’s left-sided player would ever get a chance in the starting lineup.
But all changed when Steve Davis was temporarily appointed to replace Bruno Lage; soon after, Bueno made his complete Premier League debut and contributed an assist.
The 21-year-old’s growth in 2023–24 has been hindered by injury and Rayan Ait-Nouri‘s play; since August, he has only made two starts and five substitute appearances.
Nevertheless, Wolves gave the Spaniard a contract that would last until the conclusion of the 2027–2028 season as a sign of their faith in him.
Speaking to the official club website, Bueno declared, “I’m thrilled to have signed this new contract. The opportunity to play professionally in the Premier League is a small token of appreciation from the club for my efforts, and I’m grateful for their faith in me.
“I just wanted to say thank you, and hopefully with all of my hard work, I can continue to provide them with excellent matches and performances for the team. I feel at home here, signing five more years of service.
“Since joining us as a 16-year-old number 10, the work Hugo and the coaches have put into changing his position, and the acceptance he had of doing that, shows what a good pro he is,” Sporting Director Matt Hobbs continued.
It was amazing to see how quickly he was able to adjust to a new role and grow.
“Hugo is among the club’s greatest success stories. It’s a credit to all those involved that we brought him in at the age of sixteen from a Spanish grassroots team, and that he is now 21, playing regularly in the Premier League.”
When Wolves play Fulham in the Premier League on November 27, Bueno will be hoping to be included in the team that he has been named to.