Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Hee-chan Hwang, but the Midlands outfit have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the RB Salzburg striker. According to The Athletic, Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion have also entered the race for Hwang and could challenge Wolves for his signature.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season, making 22 appearances in all competitions, scoring (14) and creating (9) 23 goals. He’s spent four years at Leipzig, contributing a total of 59 goals in 108 games, and still has 18 months remaining on his contract.
After letting Patrick Cutrone join Fiorentina, Wolves need a striker to provide cover for Raul Jimenez. Nuno Espirito Santo is short on attacking depth and is expected to use the January transfer market to strengthen the squad. Hwang would certainly improve the team, but it remains to be seen if he’s willing to join a side in a backup role.
The South Korean international has been a regular at Leipzig and may not want to play second fiddle at Molineux. If he’s guaranteed a starting place at Everton or Brighton, they may be a more attractive proposition.
Time will tell, however.