Wolves defender Ki-Jana Hoever’s loan spell with PSV Eindhoven is reportedly being terminated.
According to ED, the youngster is now heading back to Molineux, having failed to make an impression with the Dutch club.
It has been a season of struggle for Hoever.
Since the beginning he has had difficulty convincing people of his worth.
So far, he mas made just eight appearances for PSV’s first-team. He hasn’t made an appearance in the Eredivisie though since the game with FC Utrecht on October 16.
His last first-team appearance came against FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on November 3.
So Hoever is now heading back to Wolves, and discussion will no doubt take place about the next step for him.
Officials had been hoping that Hoever would be able to play regularly and find form back in his homeland.
His first two years at Wolves were very underwhelming. And he spent most of the time playing second fiddle to Nelson Semedo.
In March 2022, Hoever made headlines when he became the subject of a very public dressing down by Bruno Lage.
Lage felt the player had not prepared well enough for the game against Crystal Palace. Hoever went off injured in the first-half of that match.
Lage blasted (Sky Sports): “I have too many kids in my team that sometimes don’t work the way they should work. They do not prepare the way they should prepare and after, when they come inside [the team], these kinds of things happen.”
Perhaps this development was likely, after journalist Rik Elfrink branded the move a ‘miscalculation‘ by the Dutch side a couple of months ago.
A concerning claim about Ki-Jana Hoever as defender prepares to return early from PSV Eindhoven loan
It is not made clear exactly why Hoever’s time at PSV hasn’t been successful.
But it is not a good luck at all that his spell is coming to an end early.
Officials had hoped Hoever would be able to really kick on after his struggles last season. But clearly he has not bee able to.
It will be fascinating to see what happens now. Wolves will need to decide whether the player can turn things around at a new club with another loan move.
Or it might be that Wanderers are ready to cut their losses.