Wolves would love to complete the permanent signing of attacking loanee Hwang Hee-chan this month, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Hwang impressing at Wolves
The South Korean joined Wanderers from RB Leipzig last summer, seeing it as an opportunity to earn more regular playing time elsewhere.
Wolves have the option to sign the attacker on a permanent deal at the end of the season but other clubs could swoop in before then, highlighting why the Old Gold may need to act fast.
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The Latest: O’Rourke backs permanent Hwang move
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke confirmed that Wolves want to make Hwang’s loan move permanent, with a reported £14m option to purchase him outright.
The journalist claimed: “They would love to tie up a deal for Hwang. He’s really impressed since his loan move from Leipzig, so that would take up a bit of their finances if they were to do that.”
The Verdict: No-brainer for Wanderers
Hwang’s goalscoring form has dropped off of late, partly due to being sidelined through injury, but it makes complete sense for Wolves to snap him up for good.
The South Korea international has shone in a left-sided role, not only linking up well with Raul Jimenez but also showing a strong work ethic, winning 0.9 tackles and 1.4 fouls per game in the league.
It could be that the exit-linked Adama Troare needs to leave in the January transfer window in order for the funds to be available – Hwang far outstrips his team-mate in terms of goal contributions this term, so the hope is that it will happen.
In other news, Wolves have suffered a potential blow regarding one transfer target. Read more here.