Leeds United Bid £17m for Proven Premier League Forward After Star Player’s Injury

Leeds United bid for Hwang Hee Chan

Leeds United have made a bid of £17 million for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Hwang Hee-Chan. The forward came through the Red Bull system, and has been one of the names on the Whites’ list of potential targets since the start of the transfer window.

Leeds United Bid £17m for Hwang Hee-Chan

Why Are Leeds United Looking at a Signing?

The Elland Road hierarchy is looking at signing Hwang Hee-Chan as the club is looking relatively thin on the ground at the top of the pitch. Patrick Bamford has had a torrid time with injuries, Joe Gelhardt is only 20 years old and Rodrigo suffered a severe injury to his shoulder in a clash with Jordan Pickford against Everton. Therefore, securing more depth at the top of the pitch is increasingly important.

In spite of a transfer bid, Wolves disagreed with the initial proposal. According to David Ornstein, the payment structure was not appropriate for the Midlands side’s needs. Many clubs prefer payment up front, enabling more spending in the current window.

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Why Hwang Hee-Chan?

The South Korean forward came through the Red Bull system, which is ideal for a Jesse Marsch signing. His own style is a high-pressing and aggressive one, perfectly suited to players from that stable of clubs. The Korean’s experience in the Premier League is also a bonus, as the player has no need to adapt to a brand new league.

 

Are Leeds United Considering More Signings?

Signing an attacker could be the last move of Leeds United’s window, but Hwang is not the only option. Ornstein stated that the Whites’ options include Cody Gakpo, a promising winger in the Eredivisie. The severity of Rodrigo’s injury could determine the necessity of a new signing.

Another weak position for the Peacocks is at left-back. Pascal Struijk is filling the role as Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas return from injury. In spite of a thin squad in this area, at the time of writing there is no discussion around concrete targets.