By Sam Stone

8th Sep, 2022 | 9:40am

Leeds United target Hwang Hee-Chan could be frustrated over lack of Wolves game time

Hwang Hee-Chan has seen his game time at Wolverhampton Wanderers limited this season – and that could see him push for a January move to Leeds United.

Hwang has featured for just 14 minutes in Wolves’ last two Premier League fixtures and has averaged just 27 minutes per 90 in the 2022/23 season for Bruno Lage’s side.

At 26, the South Korean international will be desperate to be playing first-team football regularly and could potentially be frustrated being sat on the bench at Molineux.

According to The Athletic (31 August), Leeds had seen a £17million bid rejected by Wolves ahead of the deadline day for Hwang, as Jesse Marsch looked to add a striker to his ranks.

It has also been suggested by former Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones (6 September), that Leeds could look to make a January move for the striker.

It has been relatively unclear on what Hwang’s position is on a move to Elland Road, but it is abundantly obvious that the striker is not the first choice for Lage at the moment.

The odd ten-minute cameo is not what the Korean international will be looking for and he may well recognise that he will be given plenty of chances should he make the switch to Elland Road.

It’s understood that Wolves weren’t happy with the payment structure of the offer from Leeds, but they could well become more open to doing a deal if it’s clear Hwang doesn’t want to be at the club.

If Lage continues to utilise the striker from the Bench, then there is a good chance that he could potentially push for a January move away from Molineux.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement