The Lowdown: Leeds’ striker saga
The Whites still need to make a last-gasp signing before the window slams shut until January, with Jesse Marsch eyeing up late reinforcements and still no sign of a new striker.
Bamba Dieng looked set to be that man, but a deal fell through on Thursday evening, shocking the media and Leeds fans alike.
Another player who has been linked with a move to Elland Road is Hwang, who has found himself in and out of Bruno Lage’s current plans at Wolves this season.
Now, it looks as though the South Korean could yet be a Whites player come Friday.
The Latest: Late update emerges
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones claimed that Leeds are working hard on getting a deal for Hwang over the line, calling it a ‘really good move’:
“Jesse Marsch has admitted himself that Hwang is on their radar. He’s the perfect profile for them, it would be a really good move for him and the club I think. So that’s definitely one that’s still being worked on.”
The Verdict: Worth the risk?
The jury is still out with regards to Hwang’s overall worth as a player, with the 26-year-old only scoring five Premier League goals in 30 appearances for Wolves last season.
This lack of ruthlessness in the final third would make him a risky signing by Leeds, at a time when a player of similar ilk, Dan James, looks set to move on.
That being said, Hwang could thrive in a more attack-minded Leeds team, providing good squad depth and being described as a player who has ‘got everything’ by Ian Wright, and it may simply be a case of making the best of a bad situation after the deal for Dieng fell through.
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