PSV Eindhoven have dropped Wolves loanee Ki Jana Hoever from the club’s first team ahead of their Champions League trip to face Rangers.
The Dutch giants have only just signed the 20-year-old Netherlands right-back from the Premier League outfit but now the defender is set to turn out for reserve side Jong PSV this week.
That’s according to Football Oranje, who claim Ki Jana Hoever will now play against Eerste Divisie rivals Dordrecht in the Dutch second tier instead.
The kid also hasn’t been included in PSV’s official squad for the game.
Although named on the bench in both legs of the club’s Champions League QR3 tie with Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, Hoever is yet to play on the European stage for PSV.
However, Ki Jana Hoever played the full 90 minutes of PSV’s 4-1 Eredivisie opener against FC Emmen and over an hour in the club’s 5-3 John Cruyff trophy victory over rivals Ajax.
PSV drop Ki Jana Hoever ahead of Rangers clash
A product of Liverpool’s youth academy, Wolves spent a reported £13.5m to bring Dutch U21 international Hoever to the club as an 18-year-old [the Athletic].
Upon signing for PSV Eindhoven, the defender also lauded the club’s style of play and it appeared to be the perfect place for Hoever to continue his development.
But for whatever reason, things haven’t quite started as planned and the talented youngster will not be travelling for the clash with Rangers.
The news means Austrian international right-back Phillipp Mwene is likely to start the game for Dutch giants as they prepare to visit Rangers in the Champions League.
Mwene, 28, started both games against AS Monaco, as well as the weekend’s 5-2 victory over Go Ahead Eagles, and has a solitary cap for Das Team.
Heading into the clash with PSV, some old quotes concerning manager Ruud van Nistelrooy and a potential transfer to Rangers have resurfaced.