Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly agreed a deal to bring RB Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-Chan to the Premeir League in January.
The Premeir League side is understood to budgeted a fee in excess of £20m for the South Korean forward in the January transfer window. Hee-Chan has been in superb form this season, bagging six goals in the Austrian Bundesliga and adding a further three strikes in the Champions League.
Hwang spent last season on loan at German side Hamburger SV, but injuries restricted the 23-year-old to 20 appearances, where he scored only just two goals. However, the young striker has come to life this year however, and he struck up a fearsome partnership alongside Borrusia Dortmund new striker Erling Haaland and Liverpool’s latest signing Takumi Minamino.
According to the Hamburger Morgenpost has reported that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs and the player to make the move to the Premier League next month for £23m.
Nuno Espirito Santo already bolstered his attacking options in the summer, when the Midlands club completed the signings of Patrick Cutrone from Italian giants Milan, and Pedro Neto from Braga. But Santo is aware that his side will be competing in both the Premier League and Europa League in the new year, and he is desperate to add another fresh face to his potent attacking lineup.
Recall that Salzburg’s Sporting Director Christoph Freund had recently stated that a deal between Hwang and Wolves would not go ahead in the winter, stating that ‘he is staying and will continue to play in Salzburg in the spring,’ as reported by Kurier.But those words have been severely contradicted by latest reports, which suggest that an agreement has been struck, and a move to England is imminent for Hwang.
Wolves are currently seventh in the Premier League, and after defeating Manchester City home and away, Santo will be confident that his side can continue their impressive push towards European football for a second successive season.