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Report: Wolves identify Red Bull Salzburg attacker Hwang Hee-chan as a prime target

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Report: Wolves identify Red Bull Salzburg attacker Hwang Hee-chan as a prime target

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in a move for attacker Hwang Hee-chan from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg.

According to the Telegraph, Wolves are joining the race for the 23-year-old alongside some unnamed Premier League and European clubs that are admirers.

It is understood that the South Korea international is one of the “prime targets” lined up to strengthen the squad at Molineux.

The report details that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are likely to make a move in the summer, but there is a chance they could try act in January in a deal which would see the forward return to Salzburg on loan for the rest of the season.

It’s believed that Hwang is likely to cost between £16.9million and £21.1million due to a release clause.

Hwang is a speed machine that has dazzled in the Austrian top-flight this season and also made a colossal impact in the Champions League group stages.


The centre-forward managed three goals and five assists in his six appearances in the group stages, but ultimately Salzburg have dropped down to the Europa League.

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TBR’s View:

Hwang certainly caused Liverpool plenty of problems in the two games against them this season and he looks like he could be a real hit in the Premier League.

He’s a speedy attacker that is a great dribbler of the ball and he’s got the ability to change direction quickly.

The forward has played 22 games for Salzburg this season in all competitions, scoring nine goals and supplying 14 assists in return.

Wolves need to keep improving their squad if they want to establish themselves as European regulars and on paper Hwang looks like he would be a great signing.

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