Wolverhampton Wanderers have identified Hwang Hee-Chan as a key transfer target after the forward’s impressive displays for Red Bull Salzburg in 2019/20.
The 23-year-old has scored nine times and collected 14 assists in his 23 appearances this season, with eight of his goal-involvements coming in the Champions League group stages. He has been one of several standout players at a much-celebrated Salzburg side in recent months, with stars like Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino also linked with a switch away from Red Bull Arena.
Crystal Palace and Arsenal are both believed to be interested in signing Hee-Chan, who is valued at around
Though Salzburg ultimately fell short of making the last 16, their elimination will have no bearing on Hee-Chan’s immediate future. Even if Wolves are able to secure his signature in January, they would allegedly loan him back to Jesse Marsch’s side.
Nevertheless, the Molineux outfit have an advantage over their rivals. In terms of finances, they are stronger than Palace, whilst they’re also more likely to be playing European football upcoming in seasons.
On top of that, the Midlanders will be able to offer Hee-Chan more game-time than the Gunners, and their interest appears to greater, making Wolverhampton the likelier destination for the striker.
Unfortunately for Salzburg, he is not the only star performer seemingly set to depart, with Liverpool reportedly closing on a deal for Minamino. Additionally, it’s understood Juventus have offered a contract to in-demand hitman Haaland.
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