Leeds United could sell Daniel James to fund Hwang Hee-chan signing from Wolves
Leeds United may sell Daniel James in the final days of the transfer window to fund a move for Wolves attacker Hwang Hee-chan, according to Alan Nixon.
Writing via his Patreon account on Sunday (28 August), the Sun journalist reported that Everton have joined the race to sign the 26-year-old South Korea international.
However, it is understood that Leeds would need to cash in on under-performing James, 24, in order to be able to afford Wolves’ £15million valuation of Hwang.
There’s quite a discrepancy among the valuation being reported on Hwang.
While Nixon claims it would take £15million to prise the former RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg attacker away from Molineux, Sky Sports (24 August, 08:38pm) are reporting that it would take up to £25million.
Nixon’s valuation seems a lot more believable because there’s no way Hwang is worth a quarter of a million pounds.
He’s not done very well at Wolves and was dropped from Bruno Lage’s starting line-up last week when they lost 1-0 to Tottenham in North London.
Hwang’s scored five goals in 33 Premier League appearances for the West Midlands club and his time in Germany saw him net zero times in 20 Bundesliga games with Leipzig.
Marsch has managed Hwang previously.
He was his boss at both Leizpig and Salzburg and while he was great in Austria, surely Marsch needs to realise his time in the German Bundesliga is more relatable to how he’d perform at Leeds?
James hasn’t been great at Elland Road, we’ll admit.
However, we’re sure he’s a better player than Hwang so selling him and signing the South Korean makes no sense at all from our point of view.
In other Leeds United news, Marsch has said this Leeds player is the “best” he’s ever seen.