Hong Kong midfielder moves to Wolves

It was announced this week in an unexpected move that Dai Wai-tsun of Hong would move to Wolves from Oxford United. The 19-year-old will additionally join the Premier League clubs Under-23 squad and in doing so will be the first Hong Kong player to play in the league. 

Could be worth a £1million

According to reports, the deal could rise to as much as a £1million although unconfirmed this is still a huge amount for a player who did not play a first-team game for Oxford United.

The nearest he got to featuring was when he was named on the bench for the Carabao Cup second round match at Newport County in August. Then after an injury hampered his progress in the first part of last season, Dai then went on loan to Utrecht in January. In his time in Holland, he made 12 appearances in total.

The player who has previously turned down a chance to represent Hong Kong joins the Chinese owned English club. He will now head to Spain to team up with his new teammates as he prepares for the Premier League 2 season with the Under-23s.

Rob Edwards the Under-23 coach said on the move “Dai arrived here at the start of the month and has already settled into the group well. He’s a midfield player who wants to try and get on the ball and he’s got lots of energy.

“He’s got a good personality and will get an opportunity, like all of our players in the under-23s, to show what he can do.

“We need to see more of him, as we do with all of our summer signings because our levels are going to go up this season, especially if we want to close the gap to the first-team.

“We’ve got to get to know him, but he’s got to get to know us, get to know the way we work, how we do things. So far, he’s made a good first impression.”

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