Kortney Paul Duncan Hause (born 16 July 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Aston Villa. He was a regular for both England U20 and England U21 sides and played in Gareth Southgate’s victorious 2016 Toulon Tournament side.
Hause was released by West Ham at sixteen having joined the club’s academy at a young age from his local side Lakeview F.C. He had been a regular for West Ham’s under-16s, including taking part in a tour of Bermuda in 2010. He went on to sign for Birmingham City as a scholar following his release, joining alongside fellow West Ham youngster Charlee Adams in late 2011.
Having spent only a few months at Birmingham, Hause signed youth team forms with Wycombe Wanderers in February 2012. He signed his first professional contract for Wycombe only a few months after signing youth forms in July 2012. He went on to make his professional debut on 3 November 2012, coming on as a substitute in a 4–1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup. During the 2013–14 season he became a regular player for Wycombe until suffering an ankle fracture in November 2013.
On 31 January 2014 he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 2 1⁄2-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
In July 2014 Wolves agreed to loan Hause to League One club Gillingham until January 2015. He scored his first goal for Gillingham in a 2–2 draw with Swindon Town on 19 August 2014. However, his loan was cut short in November 2014 when he was recalled by Wolves after having made 17 appearances in total for the Gills. He made his Wolves debut on 13 December 2014 in a 1–0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.
After the departure of Richard Stearman to Fulham, Hause became a main part in the Wolves defence. On 24 October 2015, in a 1–3 loss to Middlesbrough, he suffered a torn hamstring that ruled him out for at least 6 weeks. He scored his first goal for Wolves against Fulham on 10 December 2016.
Having signed a three-year deal in April 2018, Hause was contracted to Wolves until the summer of 2021. On 7 January 2019, Hause signed for Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season with an option of a permanent transfer. Hause made his Aston Villa debut on 12 January 2019, in a 3–0 away defeat by Wigan Athletic. He scored his first Villa goal on 13 March 2019, in a 3–1 away victory over Nottingham Forest.
On 17 June 2019, after gaining promotion to the Premier League, Aston Villa announced that they had taken up the option to permanently transfer Hause. The transfer fee was reported as £3m.