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Wolves duo feature on 'NXGN 2021: The 50 best wonderkids in football'

Goal.com have released their ‘NXGN 2021: The 50 best wonderkids in football’ list, and two Wolverhampton Wanderers players have made the cut.

To be eligible, players must have been born on or after January 1, 2002.

Coming in at number 33 is Ki-Jana Hoever, who joined Wolves from Liverpool last summer.

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The 19-year-old has not had too many opportunities in his first season at Molineux so far.

That’s mostly been down to Nuno Espirito Santo trusting Nelson Semedo at right wing-back.

But most times he has taken to the field, Hoever has caught the eye and of course, Wolves fans know how much he impressed for Liverpool on his debut in the FA Cup clash last season.

At number 17 on the list is Fabio Silva.

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The striker completed an eyebrow-raising £35.6 million move (BBC Sport) from FC Porto last summer, and has rather been thrown in at the deep end at Wolves.

The injury to Raul Jimenez has meant he’s probably had to play far more minutes than Nuno would have liked him too.

He’s bagged two goals so far, and is clearly still very raw.

The top three players on the list are Ansu Fati of Barcelona (#1), Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga (#2) and Giovanni Reyna of Borussia Dortmund (#3).

Big potential

It is great to see Hoever and Silva on such a list.

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It is perhaps a reminder of how high both their ceilings are, and that Wolves potentially have two fine players for the future.

Hopefully the pair can both become successful in the Black Country and prove that the hype around them is justified.