A concerning update has emerged regarding the possibility of a permanent move to Wolves for Hwang Hee-chan, with an attacking player needing to be sold for it to happen.
The Lowdown: Hwang impressing for Wolves
The 25-year-old joined Wanderers on loan from RB Leipzig during the summer transfer window in order to add depth to Bruno Lage’s squad. Hwang has made an instant impression at Molineux, scoring four Premier League goals and thriving in both a left-sided and central attacking role.
The South Korean has been linked with joining Wolves permanently but a fresh rumour has now emerged which could present an obstacle to such a move.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Permanent move thrown into doubt
According to Football Insider, Wolves may need to sell one of their prized assets for ‘big money’ in order for the move to happen.
Wolves have the option to sign Hwang for £13m next summer as part of the loan arrangement but another club could swoop for him in January.
The Verdict: Tie him down, Wolves
Hwang has shown what a huge asset he can be for Wolves in the space of a few short months, so it makes complete sense to sign him permanently.
Furthermore, with Traore seemingly out of favour under Lage – his last start came against Leeds United on October 23 – his exit could help fund a permanent deal for the South Korea ace.
Hwang has already looked in sync with fellow Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, with Rio Ferdinand describing their combination as ‘beautiful’, and it would be good to see them continuing to flourish together beyond next summer. If selling someone like Traore is what it takes to get the Korean in permanently, so be it.
In other news, one rumoured Wolves target has hinted at a move to the Premier League. Find out who it is here.