Five new Academy contracts signed

Five Wolves Academy players have signed new contracts ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Terry Taylor and Jamie Pardington of the under-23s have extended their stays at Molineux, while three under-18 talents have signed first professional contracts.

Taylor has agreed a new two-year-deal at the club on the back of his breakthrough season in the under-23s. The former Aberdeen midfielder joined Wolves in 2018 and made his first-team debut back in October against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, having impressed for the development side.

Promising goalkeeper Pardington has also extended his Molineux stay for a further season. The 19-year-old is in his second campaign at the club, having signed from Rushall Olympic in 2018, and excelled in this season’s Birmingham Senior Cup, saving two penalties against Stratford Town.

Meanwhile, Hugo Bueno, Lee Harkin and Erik Bugarin have been handed their first professional contracts, which will keep them at the club until the summer of 2022.

Bueno has impressed at left wing-back for the under-18s this season and caught the eye as Wolves beat Crystal Palace in the FA Youth Cup in front of hundreds of supporters at Molineux, before producing several sparkling displays for the under-23s in the latter stages of the campaign.

Northern Irish forward Harkin joins Bueno in signing a new deal, having been a regular in the under-18s’ matchday squad this season, scoring against Manchester United back in August.

Finally, Bugarin appeared seven times for the under-18s in his debut season at Wolves and, like Bueno and Harkin, the Spanish forward has also been handed his first professional contract.