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PSV director of football John de Jong reacts as Ki-Jana Hoever signs on loan from Wolves

PSV Eindhoven have today completed a loan move for Wolves defender Ki-Jana Hoever.

The youngster will spend the 2022/23 season with the Dutch giants in a bid to get regular football and develop his game.

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Hoever has struggled for minutes at Molineux since joining the club two years ago from Liverpool.

The star has made just 25 appearances for Wolves, and played second fiddle to Nelson Semedo who joined at the same time.

Hoever has been unable to dislodge the Portugal international, who enjoyed a really good season in 2021/22.

And in January, Wolves went and signed Chiquinho, who is thought to be a possible wing-back option in the eyes of Bruno Lage going forwards.

There is also Jonny Castro Otto who is more than capable of playing on the right side.

A move away for Hoever made sense then, and the hope is that he can return to Molineux a much improved player.

Wolves haven’t negotiated an option to buy clause with PSV, suggesting they are keen to welcome him back.

Reacting to news of Hoever’s move, PSV’s director of football John de Jong said: “We hire Ki-Jana because we are convinced of his qualities and find it crucial that he joins early in the preparation.

“A loan with a purchase option was not negotiable for Wolverhampton at the moment. They have only recently paid a hefty transfer fee for Ki-Jana. We did not want to run the risk of weeks of negotiations and therefore acted quickly.

“Ki-Jana is ready for a new chapter in his career. He has a lot of talent and not for nothing at a young age already played dozens of games in the Premier League. He will have the opportunity to develop as a right wing defender at PSV. In our view, that is his strongest position.”

The move sees Hoever head back to his homeland for the first time since leaving Ajax in 2018.

Ki-Jana Hoever needs a strong season on loan at PSV, after tough couple of years at Wolves

It is good that Hoever has sealed a loan move.

It’s been a tough couple of years so far at Wolves, and he has not been able to justify Wolves’ outlay on him so far.

He desperately needs to play and hopefully he will get regular minutes now with PSV.

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Hoever needs a strong season as currently, he has quite a lot to prove.

But the youngster undoubtedly has a lot of potential and hopefully this stint will see him get back on track.

Ideally, he will be hungry to prove that he can come back to Wolves and be a regular starter.