According to a claim by transfer insider Dean Jones, writing for Eurosport, West Ham United are now hopeful of reaching an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign striker Hwang Hee-chan this month – but the Hammers also face stiff competition from Mainz for his signature.
Since transferring to Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg last summer, Hwang has found opportunities limited – playing just 136 Bundesliga minutes so far this season (WhoScored).
West Ham hopeful of Hwang agreement
West Ham United are apparently still trying to sign a forward behind the scenes (Eurosport), despite the fact manager David Moyes said on Friday afternoon that he didn’t expect anyone else to come in ‘at the moment’ (football.london).
Now, ‘transfer insider‘ Jones has claimed that Hwang could be the Irons’ last chance to sign a striker before the window deadline on February 1 – but Hammers supporters could take encouragement from his claim they are ‘hopeful‘ an agreement can be reached.
It is said that Leipzig are looking for a temporary club to help him rediscover his form, while West Ham believe he can play very ‘similar’ to striker Michail Antonio (Eurosport) and some have hinted he could follow the same path as Antonio by developing under Moyes (Green Street Hammers).
Transfer Tavern take
Despite confirming the signing of Jesse Lingard, on loan from Man United, the club debatably still need to find a replacement for club record acquisition Sebastien Haller after his departure in early January.
Lingard can play in a variety of attacking positions according to Moyes, but this news West Ham still aren’t resting in their pursuit for Hwang and a back up striker is encouraging.
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