By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

31st Aug, 2022 | 3:40pm

Pundit reacts as Phil Hay claims Leeds United have made £17m informal approach to sign Hwang Hee-chan

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Paul Robinson suggests Leeds United fans should trust Jesse Marsch if he makes a late move to sign Hwang Hee-chan from Wolves to replace Tottenham-linked Daniel James.

Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday (31 August) that Leeds are “considering” Hwang, 26, in case James, 24, wants to quit Elland Road amid interest from elsewhere.

Writing via The Athletic website on Wednesday, Phil Hay reported that Leeds have made an “informal proposal worth £17million” to Wolves for Hwang. However, it is understood it has been rejected by the West Midlands club.

Jesse Marsch managed the South Korea forward at both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig.

Due to how well Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Tyler Adams have started at Elland Road and they’re all previous players of Marsch’s, Robinson feels it’s fair to trust the manager when it comes to potentially signing Hwang too.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News in an instant reaction to Hay’s update, Robinson said: “Leeds wouldn’t be replacing [James] with a player of the same quality.

Hwang’s a good player and the manager has signed players he’s previously worked with.

I questioned him doing that at the start of the summer but so far, it seems to be working with Aaronson, Kristensen and Adams. They’ve all played exceptionally well so if Marsch has a relationship like that with previous players, you have to trust him with that.

I don’t think Hwang is as good a player as James but if you look at the squad, I don’t think Leeds can afford to lose any more players.

If they are going to lose players, they need to replace them like-for-like.”

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