Wolves secure the signing of Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool
Ki-Jana Hoever vs MK Dons. (Photo by James Williamson/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the signing of young defender Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool.

According to @JamesPearceLFC, Hoever will cost Wolves £9 million plus £4.5 million in add ons and bonuses, meaning the deal could rise to a total of £13.5 million.

The Dutchman has signed a five year deal, keeping him at Molineux until 2025. 

The defender has also taken the no.2 shirt; formerly of Matt Doherty who moved to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the Transfer Window.

Liverpool have also negotiated a 15% sell on clause should the player leave in the future. 

Hoever becomes Wolves' fourth signing of the summer, joining Fernando Marcal, Fabio Silva and Vitor Ferreira.

Who is Ki-Jana Hoever

Hoever is a right-back from the Netherlands, who can also play center-back. He stands at 1.83m tall.

Born in Amsterdam, the defender joined the Ajax academy at just six years old.

Shortly after being promoted to Ajax u17s, Liverpool paid £90,000 to bring him to Merseyside. 

Hoever actually made his debut for Liverpool in a 2-1 loss against his new club Wolves. An early injury to Dejan Lovren in the third round of the F.A Cup, saw the then 16-year-old make his debut and become one of the youngest players ever to play for Liverpool.

Since then, Hoever made four first team appearances for the Premier League champions, two in the Carabao Cup and two in the F.A Cup.

The defender also scored against MK Dons in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The goal meant he became Liverpool's third youngest goalscorer ever.

"I’m really looking forward to working with Ki"

When speaking to WolvesTV about his most recent addition to the squad, Nuno Espirito Santo expressed his excitement over the heights Hoever could potentially reach in the future.

Nuno said: “He’s a young player. A player that I think really has potential, has talent, and it’s up to us to take the best out of him.

“First of all, he has to integrate into the squad, integrate into the dynamics that we want inside of the team.

“Like I’ve said before, it’s a small squad and I think he can give us good options on balancing the squad, but the squad is not definitely closed, and we still need to work on that.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Ki and helping him to become a better player.”

Hoever will not be eligible for Monday's fixture against Manchester City.

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