Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially completed the signing of Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The deal comes as no surprise, with Wolves’ need for another source of goals no secret. In three Premier League games under new boss Bruno Lage, they’ve failed to score once despite creating plenty of chances.
In the 1-0 loss against Manchester United, in particular, their lack of ruthlessness cost them dearly. Having been the better side, creating and wasting several chances in the process, Wolves conceded with then minutes to go, with Mason Greenwood’s cross escaping the arms of Jose Sa to find the back of the net.
Bruno Lage will be hoping to hand Hee-chan some minutes after the international break, as the South Korean settles into his new side.
Wolves Complete Signing of Hwang Hee-Chan
What Was Said?
Following the signing, Wolves technical director Scott Sellars told the club website: “Hwang’s a player we’ve watched for a few years now, when he was at Salzburg. He’s got a lot of talent and is very versatile – he can play across all the front positions, a striker, second striker or wide. He had a fantastic goal scoring record at Salzburg and will give us a good option in the front areas.
“He’s got a good pedigree, having played Champions League football and at a World Cup. He’s got a lot of pace, power and strength – he’s probably a little bit different to what we’ve got, and we think he’s a strong acquisition for the squad.
“Ultimately, we felt it was an area where competition is important, so when somebody becomes available on loan, with his quality and experience, and he has a desire to come, it’s becomes an exciting opportunity – we’re certain he’s going to add quality to the group.”
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