Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan, with Manchester City also thought to be keen on a move for the South Korea international.
The Lowdown: Hwang excels on loan
The 25-year-old moved to Molineux in the summer transfer window, joining on loan from RB Leipzig in order to earn more playing time.
Hwang has taken to the Premier League with ease, scoring four goals in six starts and forging a strong partnership with Raul Jimenez, as well as being hailed as a ‘top player’ by his manager Bruno Lage.
While Wolves are clearly keen to make his temporary move a permanent one, Liverpool may have something to say about that.
The Latest: Liverpool eye up move
Both clubs are reported to have watched him in action ‘several times’ and see him as someone who can provide an extra attacking option in their respective squads.
The Verdict: Perfect squad player
Hwang is the perfect type of signing for Liverpool – another attacking option to ease the workload of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota, particularly with injury concerns over both Mane and Firmino.
Not only is the Korean proving to be a guaranteed scorer of goals in the Premier League, he also possesses a strong work ethic, averaging one tackle and 1.5 fouls per game in the top flight this season. It should also not be forgotten that Hwang scored one goal and set up another for Salzburg against Jurgen Klopp’s side back in 2019/20, with Liverpool eventually winning 4-3 at Anfield in a thrilling Champions League clash.
The Merseysiders’ failure to sign an extra attacker felt problematic in the summer, but if the Reds could potentially sign Hwang in January, it could solve that issue and give Klopp’s squad another Premier League-proven goalscorer.
In other news, Fabrizio Romano has provided a key update on one rumoured Liverpool target. Read more here.
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