By Daniel Feliciano

28th Aug, 2022 | 5:18pm

Hwang Hee-Chan would be a waste of Andrea Radrizzani and Leeds United money amid £25m interest

When you look at the Leeds United transfer window so far this summer, there is very little to criticise them for aside from the lack of a new striker.

Plenty of incomings for great prices have occurred, while the club have sold their best two players for club-record fees and then managed to keep the rest of the squad together while loaning out youngsters for more regular first-team football elsewhere.

Their pursuit of a striker has been somewhat frustrating though, with failed moves for Charles De Ketelaere and Arnaud Kalimuendo dominating much of their summer.

Reports emerged on 24 August from The Sun journalist Alan Nixon that the Whites were interested in Wolves striker Hwang Hee-Chan, who previously played under Jesse Marsch at RB Salzburg and played well.

Phil Hay backed the story up on 26 August, reporting that Marsch would be willing to pay around £25m to reunite with his former striker before the deadline on Thursday night.

But while concerns over the striker’s general play and price tag were raised by fans since the news emerged, anyone watching Wolves’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday will feel entirely vindicated in their displeasure at such a deal happening.

Hwang came on to the pitch in the 84th minute and played a total of 15 minutes, including the nine minutes of injury time that occured. Wolves were 1-0 up when he came on and it was Hwang who brilliantly set up Alan Saint-Maximin for his equaliser with a sliced clearance from inside his own box.

During his time on the pitch Hwang managed zero shots, zero dribbles, zero successful aerial duels, zero tackles and completed just two accurate passes from three attempted according to WhoScored.

If ever you need to show someone what a stinker performance looked like, this would be the blueprint for such an occasion.

Wolves are unlikely to have ever made his loan spell last season into a permanent deal had they not been contractually obligated, considering he managed just five goals and one assist in 31 appearances in all competitions.

His record before Wolves wasn’t great either, failing to score a single league goal at RB Leipzig in his only full season at the club and while his record at Salzburg saw him net 16 goals in all competitions in his final full season, he was partnered alongside a certain Erling Haaland.

At £25m Marsch and Radrizzani would essentially be pouring money down the drain by bringing Hwang to Leeds United and if they watched the game on Sunday then they’ll surely feel the same way.

In other Leeds news, a journalist shared what Jesse Marsch did v Brighton that got him in trouble with the referee