Leeds United could undo top summer with Hwang Hee-Chan purchase
Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta have masterminded a superb summer transfer window for Leeds United but it could all come crashing down.
Even with the sales of star players Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively, the Whites have managed to drastically improve their squad overall.
But the wheeling and dealings are not done yet at Elland Road and there could be another big outgoing before 11pm strikers on 1 September and the transfer window slams shut.
According to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Leeds might consider selling Welsh international Daniel James to afford a move for Wolves attacker Hwang Hee-Chan who wants to reunite with Marsch after their time together at RB Salzburg.
A potential suitor for James has already made an offer to take him away from Yorkshire as Nixon also reported on 28 August that Tottenham Hotspur had tabled a bid to sign him in a loan-to-buy deal.
Antonio Conte’s side would likely use James as an impact substitute though or convert him into a wing-back whereas he has a much more active role at Leeds United.
Hwang, meanwhile, has proven to not be up to Premier League standard during his time at Molineux and if their loan-to-buy wasn’t mandatory, he may not have even signed for Wolves.
They will feel as if they are robbing Leeds if they go on to sign him, or Everton for that matter who are also keen, and especially if the £15million transfer fee proves to be true.
When comparing the two players, there is no real reason to ditch James to sign Hwang other than to potentially increase their footprint in South Korea.
A marketing signing over a footballing signing is always a bad move and Orta has to abandon this ludicrous idea immediately.