Stoke City's Major Loss for the Next Season

The Dutch player who joined Stoke City on loan will return to Wolverhampton after completing his loan with The Potters.
Stoke City's Major Loss for the Next Season
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In a dazzling season for the 22-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever, his stint at Stoke City has come to an end after two seasons of great performance. His play down the wing was a significant asset for The Potters, who now have to find a replacement for this right-back position.

Ki-Jana Hoever's time at Stoke City was quite impactful since his arrival in 2022. He managed to adapt well to the team and, most importantly, showcased his talent at a young age, contributing even in a scoring capacity despite his defensive role.

Since 2022, the Dutch player played 61 matches, clocking in 4,578 minutes in Stoke City's colors, scoring 8 goals and providing 6 assists. These statistics highlight a highly positive contribution, especially considering his position as a full-back.

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All indications are that Ki-Jana Hoever may or may not return to Wolverhampton, as English media suggest that the 22-year-old could end up at Luton Town as a potential replacement for the outgoing Kaboré. The Dutchman's impressive performance at Stoke City caught the attention of Luton Town's management, who are looking to sign him.

Stoke City's Issues to Resolve

Unfortunately for Stoke City, Ki-Jana Hoever will no longer be part of their squad, making it crucial to sign a new player for the next season in this position and in the forward line. This is to reverse the failures of previous seasons and achieve the goal of finding the formula to restore The Potters' glory and return them to the Premier League.

So far, the signings have focused on the team's defense. However, they still need to address the right-back position. Nevertheless, both Ben Gibson and Viktor Johansson are important additions for The Potters as they seek to strengthen their defense and aim for better results in the EFL Championship next season.