Wolves could sign striker Hwang Hee-chan permanently after his loan deal at Molineux ends, according to journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Lowdown: Hwang shines for Wolves
The 25-year-old joined Wolves on loan from RB Leipzig in the summer, having found it difficult to start regularly for the Bundesliga giants.
Hwang has made a hugely impressive start to life at Molineux, scoring four goals in as many Premier League starts, proving to be one of his team’s most influential players.
As things stand, the South Korea international will return to Leipzig at the end of the season, but there is a chance that Wolves could sign him permanently.
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The Latest: Hatfield makes Hwang claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Hatfield claimed that Hwang’s temporary spell could be made permanent, as was the case with other former favourites. He outlined:
“They’ve done that before; Jota was one case. Jimenez, they obviously had him on loan before signing him on a permanent basis.
“So, it’s a tactic that they’ve worked in terms of recruitment before, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they were to tie up some sort of permanent deal for him again.”
The Verdict: Hopefully it happens
Considering the start that Hwang has made at Wolves, signing him next summer would be ideal, strengthening their attack in the long-term. Ian Wright has claimed that the 25-year-old ‘has everything’ as a player, which speaks volumes considering the ex-Arsenal striker’s impressive scoring record at Premier League level.
With Raul Jimenez’s head injury potentially curtailing his career further down the line – he is also 30 now – the South Korean could become the leading figure in Wolves’ attack over the coming years if the club can swing a permanent deal for him.
As Hatfield pointed out, the Mexican is a prime example of how Wolves have had success with the try-before-you-buy route in the recent past, so hopefully they can pull off a similar move with Hwang.
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