The Lowdown: Rutter move close
The Whites look set to add to their ranks in the final third this month, with a move for Hoffenheim’s Georginio Rutter seemingly close.
Elland Road officials are hoping to have a deal for the Frenchman finalised today in what would be a record transfer for the Yorkshire club worth around £30m.
The Latest: Jones’ comments on Hwang
Speaking to GiveMeSport regarding Hwang and Leeds, Jones refused to rule out a move to Elland Road, regardless of the club’s transfer activity elsewhere..
He said: “Hwang has been mentioned for a long time. We’ve seen a lot of these players Leeds have been interested in, if not formally gone for, are linked to Jesse Marsch, because he wants to understand the characters of these players as much as their footballing ability.
“It’s so important and you can see some of the fight in these Leeds players right now. It’s really important to him that how he feels about the game is reflected in those players and he sees that on the pitch.
“I wouldn’t rule out Leeds going for him, I’m just not convinced Wolves would let him go.”
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The Verdict: Why not…
If the opportunity comes up in the current transfer window to sign Hwang, it could prove to be a wise move by Leeds.
The South Korea international, who has ‘got everything‘ as a player according to Ian Wright, contributed to 39 goals in 40 games under Marsch in Austria, which suggests that the pair clearly enjoy working together.
The 26-year-old would give Leeds another high-quality option in the final third, something which could come in handy during the second half of the season, although the club may have budgeted for just the one attacking arrival this month – only time will tell.