Wolves have a strong chance of signing Hwang Hee-chan permanently in the January transfer window, according to journalist Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Hwang only on loan
The 25-year-old moved to Molineux in the summer transfer window, sealing a loan move from RB Leipzig in order to enjoy more regular playing time.
He has made an instant impression at Wolves, scoring four Premier League goals in seven starts and helping Bruno Lage’s to sixth in the table.
Wanderers have an option to bring in the South Korean permanently next summer, but other clubs could swoop if he isn’t signed in January.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Spiers gives positive update
While there has been some concern about a deal failing to materialise, Spiers seems confident that won’t be the case.
Responding to a comment on Twitter on Wednesday, the journalist delivered a telling 14-word response which should excite Wolves supporters, saying: “Can certainly sign Hwang in January if they agree an advanced deal with Leipzig.”
He also added that “they seem pretty keen to do it”, suggesting that a permanent move is on the cards.
The Verdict: No-brainer for Wolves
Hwang has shown in a short space of time that he looks ideally suited to Lage’s style of play, thriving both on the left and centrally, not to mention building a good understanding with Raul Jimenez.
Considering that the option is there for Wolves to snap him up, it would be negligent of them to wait until the summer and allow someone else to swoop in, with Liverpool and Manchester City both linked with the 25-year-old.
Hwang has been a big reason for Wanderers’ improved form and rise up the table – indeed, Lage has called him a ‘top player’ – and he will hopefully be a big figure at Molineux for years to come.
In other news, some Wolves fans love a clip that was shared on the club’s official Twitter account. Read more here.
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