The transfer window is open and Wolves’ first signing is 18-year-old British-Chinese midfielder, Croydon-born Hong.
This summer transfer window is huge for Wolves, and Fosun has begun with a good deal for the future.
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Who is Croydon-born Hong?
Croydon-born Hong is the former captain of Yeovil Town’s under-18s.
He spent nearly ten years coming through Charlton Athletic’s Academy before moving to Yeovil when he was 16, and he helped The Glovers finish eighth in the Youth Alliance 2018/19 League table.
Hong is of Chinese and Malaysian heritage, and he’s very excited about the prospect of becoming an important member of the pack.
“It’s a great opportunity and I’m very grateful to have been given a chance to be at such a great club,” Hong told Wolves’ official website.
“We’ve all seen how well Wolves have played this season, not just the first-team but the under-23s as well, and it’s certainly a club that’s on the rise. It’s a great feeling to be part of it.
“I was captain of the under-18s at Yeovil Town last season and we had a good run where we reached the highest ever placing of the club at that age group, so I had a very good season there, but I’m excited to now be here at Wolves.”
The Chinese youngster will join Wolves’ development team, and academy manager Scott Stellars believes the midfielder has the natural ability to become a promising star.
“Hong’s been training with us recently and definitely has the ability, but he also has a great personality and clearly loves playing football,” said Stellars.
“We have an objective to develop players not just for the first-team at Wolves, but also for a future career in professional football, and due to our ownership under Fosun, there is a large emphasis on developing young and talented Chinese players.
“This deal works for everybody as we are bringing in a player who we believe has a lot of potential and we can also give him the time at Wolves which he needs to develop into a promising player.”