Leeds United want to sign Hwang Hee-chan as £20m Wolves development emerges - Kaveh Solhekol
Wolves want around £20million for South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan amid interest from Leeds United, according to Sky Sports News journalist Kaveh Solhekol.
Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported via his Patreon account on Wednesday (24 August) that Leeds are keen on Hwang, 26, amid Tottenham’s interest in Daniel James.
Solhekol has now added that if Leeds are to sign the former RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg attacker, who was managed at both by Jesse Marsch, it’ll cost them a big transfer fee.
“Leeds United are still being linked with a move for Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner,” said Solhekol, as shown in a video clip on Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (24 August, 06:05pm).
“Interest also in Wolves forward Hee-chan Hwang. He would cost about £20million.”
Marsch may have worked with Hwang before and he may be a versatile player with a bit of Premier League experience.
Manchester City’s Leeds-born star Erling Haaland played with Hwang at Salzburg and was quoted by the Bundesliga website as saying in October 2019: “Absolutely crazy – he was brilliant today. He’s so important to the team.”
But £20million? Get lost.
Leeds have spent a lot of money this summer and have dragged their heels over signing a striker.
Despite going in with a club-record offer for Charles De Ketelaere, who ended up going to AC Milan over Leeds, no efforts have seemingly been made for a new striker.
Hwang can play up front but he’s seriously nowhere near good enough for what we require.
Wolves’ squad is going backwards and Hwang is a contributor towards their regression.
He failed to pull up any trees last season during his loan spell at Wolves and if the Midlands club is willing to get rid of him so soon after that loan move was made permanent, it says it all.
Leeds have bought duds from Wolves in the past with Barry Douglas and Helder Costa struggling to shine in West Yorkshire.
We don’t need another flop from Molineux.
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