Leeds United want to sign Hwang Hee-Chan if Tottenham make cash bid for Dan James - Alan Nixon
Leeds United are in the hunt to sign Wolves forward Hwang Hee-Chan as a potential replacement for Tottenham-linked Daniel James, according to Alan Nixon.
Writing via his Patreon account on Wednesday (24 August), the Sun journalist reported that Leeds are showing an interest in the 26-year-old South Korea international “because of his versatility across the front line”.
It is understood that Hwang is valued at £15million despite finding it tough to earn regular game-time at Molineux.
Nixon adds that while other clubs are keen on Hwang, Leeds “would have a great chance of pulling off the deal if James and Spurs becomes a cash deal at the right price”.
More Marsch and Red Bull links
Leeds have really rinsed the Red Bull approach this year, haven’t they?
Jesse Marsch, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Tyler Adams were all at Red Bull clubs in Europe before making the move to Elland Road this year.
While Hwang isn’t at one right now, he played for Marsch at both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig before he made the move to the Premier League with Wolves last year on an initial loan deal that has since been made permanent.
Hwang’s versatility sure is a plus point.
But he’s still scored just five goals and supplied only two assists in 35 appearances across all competitions for the West Midlands club.
Marsch knows Hwang from his time at Red Bull clubs but that doesn’t mean he’d be a good signing.
James hasn’t been amazing for Leeds and if Spurs do come in with a £20million offer for him, we wouldn’t be too concerned if it was accepted.
But James is better than Hwang, surely.
He’s just as versatile, he’s homegrown, he’s younger and he knows the team and the tactics already.
We doubt this will happen.
We don’t want it to happen either.