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Hwang Ui-Jo says West Ham have made a move to sign him
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Hwang Ui-Jo says West Ham have made a move to sign him

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Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo has come out and claimed that he has received a transfer offer from West Ham United.

It is no secret at this point that the Hammers are looking for a new striker. Chelsea star Armando Broja is the man who has been heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium, while Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca is also reportedly on David Moyes’ wish list.

West Ham will likely bring in at least one new striker before the window shuts, and either Broja or Scamacca would be fantastic additions.

However, Hwang has just come out and revealed that he’s an option for the Irons too.

Hwang Ui-Jo says West Ham have made him a transfer offer

29-year-old Hwang has been at Bordeaux since 2019. He has had two impressive seasons at the Matmut Atlantique, scoring 11 goals last season and 12 in the campaign before.

The South Korean is now set to leave Bordeaux after they suffered relegation last term. Financial troubles could push them down to the fifth-tier of French football, which is not ideal at all.

Hwang is almost certain to leave Bordeaux this summer, and he has now revealed that a transfer offer from West Ham has arrived.

He said, as per Girondins4Ever: “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.”

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West Ham are trying extremely hard to bring in a new striker before the transfer window shuts this summer.

Michail Antonio is fantastic, but the Englishman needs all the help he can possibly get, and a prolific number nine who can play either with him or instead of him is a necessity for the Irons now.

Hwang is a good striker in his own right. Described as a player who is ‘unplayable on his day,’ by Ligue 1’s official website, he has a decent goalscoring record, but it’s unlikely that he’s on top of the Hammers’ wish list.

Broja and Scamacca are far better options in our opinion, and West Ham fans would much rather have one of them over Hwang, who will turn 30 next month.

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