Wolves near loan for attacker who snubbed Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool

Date published: Saturday 28th August 2021 2:41 - Dan Burnham

Hwang Hee Chan and Jude Bellingham tussle for possession, May 2021

Wolves are nearing the loan signing of a player that snubbed Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool just a year ago, reports suggest.

Bruno Lage is still very much active in the transfer window as deadline day looms. He has until 11pm on Tuesday to get the centre-back signing he desires. Previous reports suggested that was all Lage wanted, but now it seems they are going to land an attacker too.

Their frontline has been boosted by the return from injury of star man Raul Jimenez.

And they’ve made one offensive addition in the market. Barcelona winger Trincao is the latest Portuguese face at Molineux.

He has joined his countryman Lage for the season on loan. The arrival of another temporary signing is imminent.

Sky Sports have reported Wolves are close to completing a deal to sign RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee-Chan.

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The South Korea international is supposedly flying into Birmingham airport tonight in order to have a medical tomorrow.

The deal with the German side will include an option to buy. The price is set at €15m, or £12.8m.

Hwang only moved to Leipzig last summer. He choose them over Liverpool, who had expressed an interest that was turned down.

Hwang Hee-chan in action for RB Leipzig, 2021

Manager Klopp had taken a liking to the forward after he scored an impressive goal at Anfield in the Champions League.

The 25-year-old struggled in the Bundesliga after making the switch from their sister side Red Bull Salzburg. He didn’t score in the league but managed three goals in cup competitions.

His record in Austria was much better, though. In 126 appearances he scored 45 goals and set up another 29.

South Korean targets aplenty at Wolves

Hwang is not the only South Korean who has been on the radar of the West Midlands side this summer.

Newcastle and Southampton have joined them in taking a look at the Golden Ball winner of the U-20 World Cup, a journalist has claimed.

Wolves have been monitoring Valenica midfielder Kang-in Lee for a number of months.

But now they might be left to rue not making a move sooner by their Premier League rivals…

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