Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch is an ‘admirer’ of Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan, according to reliable journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Leeds looking for attackers
The Whites will hopefully make inroads in the transfer market this month, with their attacking options looking slightly sparse heading into the remainder of the season.
Hwang is a player who has been linked with a move to Leeds in the past and put himself in the spotlight as he scored at the 2022 World Cup for South Korea – a crucial goal that sent his country into the knockout stages.
Now, a fresh update has emerged that hints towards the Whites signing the 26-year-old imminently.
The Latest: Hwang on the list
Writing for The Athletic, Hay claimed that Marsch is ‘an admirer’ of Hwang, with the pair working alongside one another during their time at RB Leipzig.
The attacker isn’t out of contract at Molineux until 2026, however, so it may not be easy for Marsch to get their man.
The Verdict: Proven PL quality
Hwang could be an intriguing option for Leeds, with the South Korean far from prolific but someone who can play across the front line and provide a strong work ethic.
Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright has said that the Wolves man has ‘got everything’ as a player, and his relationship with Marsch could bode well.
There is an argument to say that Leeds could do with more of a goal threat, though, so if Hwang was to join the Whites, his tally of six goals in 49 games for Wanderers would need to be improved upon.