‘What I’ve heard’: Journalist shares what contacts in Spain have told him about Santiago Bueno

Santiago Bueno should come good for Wolves, despite a bit of a shaky debut recently.

The central defender was thrown into the starting lineup against Ipswich Town last week in the Carabao Cup.

He made a good start to the game.

But he then struggled as Wolves capitulated as a collective.

Bueno had not had a great deal of time training at Wolves before playing that game.

He arrived late in the summer transfer window for around £8.5 million from Girona, along with Enso Gonzalez, and then headed off the Uruguay national team for the last international break.

So his display against Ipswich was perhaps to be expected a little.

But journalist Liam Keen has been speaking about the South American and painted an encouraging picture…


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Santiago Bueno likely to come good for Wolves after shaky debut

On the latest E&S podcast, Bueno was mentioned briefly.

He’s got a lot of work to do to get in the starting XI.

Craig Dawson and Max Kilman are staple picks for Gary O’Neil.

And Toti Gomes is third choice in the pecking pecking order.


On Bueno, Keen said: “Looking back on it (the Ipswich defeat), in that first 20/25, Wolves on top, 2-0 up playing well, the defence was doing OK at that point. Santi Bueno was quite aggressive. He was stepping out, following the striker, winning tackles. He was making a few fouls as well, but he was being aggressive, almost a stereotypical Uruguayan defender, very very aggressive on the front foot. But he got caught out far too many times and he was far too slow to react for a couple of the goals.


“But I’m going to reserve judgement. From what I’ve heard speaking to people over in Spain, he’s clearly a player who should be adapting to the Premier League in the short to medium term. He’s a decent age, he’s athletic, tall, I think he’ll turn out to be an OK signing.”


Patience required with, and by, Bueno

It is going to take a little time for Bueno to break into the time, given how O’Neil views Dawson and Kilman.


So patience is required over the South American, and by he himself too.


But his time will come eventually, and he will need to be ready.

It is encouraging to hear Keen’s comments on the player, as that debut didn’t really go as Bueno would have liked.


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