Wolves eyeing Champions League striker with seven trophies - report
Wolves are reportedly eyeing a late swoop for RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee-chan.
The Express & Star claims the 25-year-old is one of the Molineux outfit’s main front-line targets.
Wolves are reportedly looking to bolster their attacking ranks further before the transfer window shuts.
Hwang, a versatile attacker, would provide competition both at centre-forward and on the flanks at Molineux.
Bruno Lage currently has Adama Traore, Francisco Trincao, Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto out wide.
However, Neto is currently injured, while Traore remains linked with a move to Spurs.
At centre-forward, Wolves have Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva.
Wolves target Hwang – the story so far
Hwang came through the ranks at South Korea’s Pohang Steelers before moving to Austria in January 2015.
He joined FC Liefering, a feeder club for Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg.
Hwang would link up with them a year later, following an impressive year at Liefering.
The South Korea international was superb for Salzburg, claiming 45 goals and 29 assists from 126 appearances.
Hwang won seven trophies while at the club – four Austrian Bundesliga titles and three Austrian Cups.
While on Salzburg’s books, he also had a loan spell at Hamburg.
And at international level, Hwang won the 2019 Asian Games with South Korea’s Under-23s.
As reward for his efforts at Red Bull Salzburg, he joined German giants RB Leipzig last summer.
He has made 29 appearances to date, including in the Champions League, and has registered three goals and four assists.
In 2019, UEFA’s website wrote: “With bundles of energy, wonderful dribbling skills and pinpoint passing, Hwang is perfectly suited to (Jesse) Marsch’s high pressing, quick counter style, and has quickly formed a formidable partnership with (former) fellow forward Haaland.”
RB Leipzig have been drawn in Champions League Group A, where they’ll be up against Manchester City, PSG and Club Brugge.
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