Wolves have now officially confirmed the signing of Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool, with the promising defender penning a five-year contract with the Midlands outfit.
Hoever actually made his senior debut for Liverpool in an FA Cup tie against the Wanderers back in the 18/19 campaign, the ace followed that up with three appearances in cup competitions last season.
According to the Times (subscription required), Wolves will part with an initial £9m fee to land the Dutchman, the fee could rise to £13.5m if £4.5m in potential add-ons are met.
Hoever’s departure will fund Liverpool’s now imminent move for Wolves attacker Diogo Jota, with a deal worth up to £45m agreed for the Portuguese star.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side have got some serious business done over the last couple of days, with the Premier League champions also signing midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara.
18-year-old Hoever can feature as either a right-back or centre-back, perhaps Nuno Espirito Santo has identified the ace as the replacement for Matt Doherty, who joined Spurs earlier this window.
It’s surprising to see a deal worth up to £13.5m being struck for the young defender, especially considering that the talent has made just four senior appearances for the Reds.
Now that Wolves have announced this capture, it seems only a matter of time before Liverpool will confirm the addition of Jota.