Wolves target Hwang Hee-chan is expected to stay at Red Bull Salzburg beyond the January transfer market, according to press in Austria.
With the Daily Mail, amongst many other sources, reporting that Wolves are knocking on the door for the South Korean forward, Austrian outlet Krone (via Sport Witness) have decided to delve into the reports a bit deeper.
According to Krone, Salzburg are unaware of Wanderers’ interest, and it is said that the attacker is expected to be staying in Austria beyond the upcoming transfer window.
Furthermore, Red Bull Salzburg’s sporting director Christopher Freund has come out and stated that he shall be playing until the summer.
He said (via Sport Witness): “He is in great demand. He will also play in Salzburg in the spring.”
Despite Wolves’ main frontmen in Diogo Jota, Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez all being in good nick this season, there is no doubt that the inform player could add something to this Wolves attack.
Would Hwang Hee-chan be a good signing?
The versatile forward is still only 23 and has a really impressive set of statistics behind him this season. From the 22 games that he has played, he has managed to score nine goals as well as assist 14, meaning that he has 23 goal contributions from 22 games.
While Pedro Neto has begun to establish himself a bit more within the first-team in recent weeks, there still aren’t too many options behind those initial three. Neto has started just two games all season, so with the large demand of games in the new year with both the Premier League and the Europa League, he could come in extremely useful.
This is bound to be pretty disappointing news for the club, then, as these words make it seem as if he will be a hard man to bring to Molineux. Even with Salzburg being a selling club, losing two of their front three in Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino will mean they will probably want to do their best to keep hold of him until they can rebuffer that attack.