Wolverhampton Wanderers have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Hee-Chan Hwang with FC Red Bull Salzburg’s Sporting Director Christoph Freund insisting the striker will not be sold in January.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a number of European clubs after scoring and creating 23 goals in 22 games this season, but Red Bull have no desire to sell for any price.
Freund told Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten: “Hwang is not for sale in this transfer period. We won’t let him go for (£34m) either. We won’t be negotiating with any club.”
Hwang joined Salzburg from FC Liefering in 2016 and has gone on to make 108 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 59 goals. The South Korean international has contributed eight goals in six Champions League games which will have gained the attention of a lot of clubs.
Wolves were one of them, but they’re now likely to find any offers rebuffed by Salzburg now. The Midlands outfit desperately need another centre-forward as backup for Raul Jimenez after Patrick Cutrone was loaned out to Fiorentina, but Hwang won’t be on his way to Molineux.
He’d have been a fantastic addition, but Wolves may have to wait until the summer.