Stoke City beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in the Championship on Saturday.
It’s a second-straight win in the Championship for the Potters who now sit in 14th place of the table, after a relatively positive showing so far in 2023. Wolves loan man Ki-Jana Hoever netted his first and then his second goal for Stoke City during the first half of the Blackburn game, with Tyrese Campbell scoring the third in the second half.
Hoever, 21, has now featured six times in the Championship for Stoke City after joining on loan from Wolves in January, and after Saturday’s game, Stoke City boss Alex Neil was quizzed on the future of the young Dutchman.
Neil told Stoke Sentinel:
“(What happens next is) not something that either him or us are talking about at the moment. The window’s shut, Wolves will have their own ideas, Ki-Jana will have his own ideas, we’ll have our own ideas. That conversation is one for further down the line.”
Wolves paid Liverpool in excess of £13.5million for Hoever back in 2020. He remains under contract at Molineux until 2025 but he’s so far struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Wolves first-team, having spent time on loan with PSV earlier this season.
Am ambitious signing…
Stoke City are just coming out of something of a financial storm and so they won’t go spending crazy amounts of money in this upcoming summer transfer window.
And given how much Wolves paid for Hoever, it seems unlikely that they’ll let him go cheaply, so a move to Stoke City certainly looks unlikely at this point.
But Neil didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing Hoever back to the club for next season – in whatever capacity that might be – and so there’s hope there yet.
Stoke City return to action v Middlesbrough tomorrow night.