Wolves move closer to signing RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee Chan on season-long loan
Wolves move closer to signing RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee Chan on a season-long loan for a permanent Â£ 15million transfer as Bruno Lage plans to back Raul Jimenez
- Wolves in advanced talks on signing RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee Chan
- The South Korea international is expected to travel to Birmingham tonight for medical treatment
- Hwang has had discussions with West Ham while Everton has also shown interest
Wolves are in advanced talks on signing Red Bull Leipzig striker Hwang Hee Chan on a season loan towards a permanent Â£ 15million transfer.
The South Korea international is expected to fly to Birmingham on Saturday night before a medical exam on Sunday.
Hwang, who has 37 caps, had talks with West Ham in January and earlier in this window while Everton has also shown interest.
Wolves in advanced talks on signing Red Bull Leipzig forward Hwang Hee Chan
He is keen to move to the Premier League although Leipzig have wanted to sell the 25-year-old on a permanent contract. Discussions now focus on the fees attached to the initial loan.
Hwang is a quick and versatile striker, but only started three Bundesliga games last season, mostly used off the bench.
Coach Bruno Lage wants help for Raul Jimenez who has impressed since his return from a broken skull.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage wants help for Raul Jimenez who has impressed since his return
“The way he works for the team, the chances he creates, the goals he scores in training, he’s already there (again himself),” said Lage.
Wolves have considered a few advanced options with Salomon Rondon of Dalian and Kieffer Moore of Cardiff also on their radar. Moore reportedly cost around Â£ 8million as the loans were more in line with Wolves’ budget constraints.
They remain keen to add a center-back and midfielder with talks underway over Sven Botman from Lille, while Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille and Jack Hendry from Ostend have also been considered.
Croatia international Caleta-Car, however, wants to play for a Champions League team and Marseille is reluctant to accept the first loan deals.
Hwang, 25, has had discussions with West Ham while Everton has also shown interest