Wolverhampton Wanderers technical director Scott Sellars has given a wide-ranging interview with The Athletic.
The senior official is looking forward to a new season, with Bruno Lage ready to try and get the club back on track.
In order to do that, the 45-year-old will need the right blend of players.
It will be on Sellars to help lay the foundations for Lage with some shrewd recruitment in a tough market.
But it’s also important for existing players at the club to come through.
Sellars is excited about two in particular.
He said: “Buying for the future is always a gamble but you can see the huge potential in Ki-Jana and Fabio; two top, talented players who, in my opinion, will only get a lot better. We’re delighted to have both of them.
“We wanted Fabio and Ki to find their feet, become embedded in the ‘Wolves way’, then, all of a sudden, Fabio’s playing every week after Raul gets injured (in November, ending his season). That was a difficult period in his development.
“Ki probably had more football than we expected too.”
Silva played a lot of minutes last term for one so young.
He had to deputise for the injured Raul Jimenez, and did well considering he didn’t actually have that much experience of senior football upon arriving.
Sellars says Hoever had more football than expected, but the Dutchman was firmly behind Nelson Semedo in the pecking order, and made 15 appearances.
Hopes high for young Wolves duo
Hopefully this season will see both Silva and Hoever make big strides.
Silva is an especially exciting project.
The signs are there that he can become a great striker, and hopefully Bruno Lage can unlock his potential.