PSV Eindhoven’s director of football, John De Jong, has revealed why they abandoned the idea of including a purchase clause in the loan deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ki-Jana Hoever.
The young defender joined the Dutch side on a season-long loan deal today, making a temporary return to the Netherlands after two years with Wolves.
He joined Bruno Lage’s side from Liverpool in 2020 but has struggled to establish himself in the first team and came under criticism from the Portuguese boss last season.
That led to talk of an exit this summer, and PSV have now provided it, moving quickly to secure the defender on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Interestingly, the agreement with Wolves does not include a potential purchase option, something many clubs are now including as part of loans, particularly with younger players.
And De Jong has now explained why that’s the case, stating Wolves were simply not keen on the idea.
“We are renting Ki-Jana because we are convinced of his qualities and find it crucial that he joins us early in the preparations,” Voetbal Zone report him saying.
“A rental with an option to buy was not negotiable for Wolverhampton at the moment.
“They paid a hefty transfer fee for Ki-Jana only recently. We did not want to run the risk of weeks of negotiations and therefore acted quickly.”