Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son has admitted he looks out to see how Hwang Hee-chan gets on for Wolves.
Today is a big day for Hwang.
The forward has officially agreed to become a permanent Wolves player, having impressed on loan from RB Leipzig.
The move will be made official in the summer, and it is thought to be costing the club around £12 million (Express & Star).
It is also Hwang’s 26th birthday today, meaning celebrations for the player will likely be plentiful.
Hwang has really taken to English football.
He is Wolves’ top goalscorer, and was also named the club’s Player of the Month back in October.
He suffered an injury against Brighton last month, but he will return to action in February. The player has already been doing light training at Compton Park, and is set to join his teammates again next week.
Hwang’s move to the Black Country has naturally prompted many South Koreans to follow the team’s progress.
But it’s not just fans who are watching how Hwang is doing.
Spurs star Son is obviously an international teammate of his, and he admitted he does look out for how Hwang does at Wolves.
“We train on Saturday afternoon. So, whenever I finish training, I check my phone and look for the result of Hwang’s team. I look at the score to see if Hwang has scored.
“That’s the first thing I check. I just hope he’ll play well.
“He has talent and I know he is passionate about football. I expect people around Hwang are already giving him pressure and making sure he knows that he is playing in the Premier League. And, he’ll have his own pressure as well. So, I don’t want to put more pressure on him.”
Hwang clearly has Son’s respect
It is nice to hear that Son looks out to see how Hwang fares for Wolves. And it’s probably the same vice-versa.
It has generally been a very good start for Hwang at Wolves. And it is no surprise really that the club have now triggered their buy option on the player.
Hopefully now Hwang can really kick on once he returns from his injury.
It would be great if he could get back to the king of level he was showing soon after joining.
And then long-term, hopefully he can become somewhere near as good as his compatriot Son.