Wolves’ latest signing is Korean talent Jeong Sang-bin, who arrives from K-League outfit Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers claims that the fee is around £1 million and he has been instantly loaned out to Grasshoppers for 18 months.
Seyi Olofinjana is the Swiss club’s technical director and sung the new man’s praises to their club website.
He said: “With the signing of Jeong, we are relying on a young, internationally recognized talent who has great potential. We hope that he will settle in quickly and strengthen us on the offensive with his speed and his already well-developed qualities.”
Scott Sellars, Wolves’ own technical director, added in an interview with the club website: “Sang-bin is a young, raw talent, who has done very well for his club and national team whilst still only a teenager.
“We hope to provide him an opportunity to develop and grow as a player, and a person, in Zurich with Grasshoppers, before returning in the future.
“We’ve already seen how this process can benefit a player like Toti Gomes, and we are looking forward to seeing what Sang-bin can achieve in the Swiss league, and then at Wolves.”
The teenager is clearly one for the future at Molineux, and he is set for a season and a half of development first before he is even considered for the first team.
This is a common approach from Wolves and Sellars namechecked Toti Gomes there; he is the example to follow in terms of coming back from Grasshoppers to make an impact at Molineux.
Jeong also has his countryman Hwang Hee-Chan as inspiration, after he signed a permanent deal until 2026 earlier this week.
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