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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.

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Hwang, a versatile attacker, would provide competition both at centre-forward and on the flanks at Molineux.

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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.

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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.

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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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