Dean Jones: Leeds United could make January move for Hwang Hee-Chan
Leeds United could revisit a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Hwang Hee-Chan in January, according to journalist Dean Jones.
Jesse Marsch failed with a deadline day move for the South Korean striker with The Athletic reporting (1 September) that the Yorkshire side had a £17million bid rejected by Wolves.
However, former Bleacher Report journalist Jones believes it’s a move they could revisit in January along with PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT on Tuesday 5 September: “Fulham moved on from Dieng and that gave Leeds a pretty free run at him.
“He was the ideal player to fit the project as he still had plenty of scope to be moulded into what Marsch was looking for in a forward.
“Hwang proved too tough but it is one they might come back to along with Gakpo.”
Despite Marsch managing to secure the signing of Italy international Willy Gnonto, another slightly older striker would not go a miss at Elland Road come January.
Hwang is experienced in the Premier League and would be a player that suits the American’s style of football well.
However, with his contract at Wolves running until the summer of 2026, the Black country club are in a strong position to demand a decent fee for the 26-year-old.
Leeds made it clear over the course of the summer that they were not afraid to pay big fees when it came to transfers, but they must ensure that they don’t overpay when it comes to Hwang.
If Wolves want upwards of £20million, then the club may be better off searching for a younger alternative who could develop during their time at Elland Road.
The South Korean striker is in the prime of his career, but ultimately he will provide little to no sell-on value for Leeds should he make the switch to Yorkshire.
That £20million could be invested into a younger player who could become an asset for the club.