Hwang Ui-jo claimed West Ham made him an offer last month, now he's about to join Nottingham Forest
No other Premier League club has been as active as Forest this summer. Steve Cooper’s side have brought in 12 new players already, and if things go to plan, they could add a few more.
Nottingham Forest set to sign Hwang Ui-jo after West Ham offer
Bordeaux suffered relegation from Ligue 1 after a miserable campaign last season. It was clear that their star players would leave the club, and Hwang was definitely one of them.
The South Korean scored 11 goals for Les Girondins last season. He was one of their only positives, but Bordeaux knew that it was only a matter of time before he would move on.
Just last month, Hwang spoke about his plans and revealed that he has received offers – one of them from Nottingham Forest’s Premier League rivals West Ham.
Hwang said about three weeks ago: “I am waiting, nothing is decided yet. There will be more details to give you depending on the financial situation of the team, of Bordeaux. It is true that offers have arrived from FC Nantes and West Ham United as well.”
Now, the 29-year-old is on his way to the City Ground to join Nottingham Forest.
Reports revealed yesterday that Forest have had a bid of £3.4 million accepted and they’ve also agreed to pay Bordeaux a further £800,000 in the way of potential add-ons. Hwang is due to have a medical now before completing his move.
He’s unplayable on his day
We don’t know if West Ham really did make an offer to sign Hwang this summer, but it doesn’t matter now as it looks like he’s on his way to join Forest.
The Reds have already signed Taiwo Awoniyi this summer, while Emmanuel Dennis will also be coming in. That makes us think Hwang will just be a backup option for Cooper, but he’s not a bad player by any means.
The South Korean managed to get into double figures in each of the last two campaigns for Bordeaux. Last season, in particular, was really impressive as his club were awful from start to finish.
Described as a striker who is ‘unplayable on his day’, Hwang could surprise a lot of people if his move to Nottingham Forest goes through in the coming days.
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