Hwang Hee-chan showed against Everton that Wolves need to keep him this summer
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Hwang Hee-chan showed against Everton that Wolves need to keep him this summer

On an emotional day at Molineux, Hwang Hee-chan quietly put in a really solid performance for Wolves.

Julen Lopetegui decided to hand the South Korea international a start, with Diego Costa dropping to the bench.

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Many expected Raul Jimenez to come in and start Wolves’ final home game. Especially since there has been a lot of talk of him leaving.

But the manager named the Mexican on the bench. And he kept him there the whole game, which is something that has actually annoyed a lot of Wolves fans.

Certainly, the decision not to give him any minutes at all was very questionable.

But £14 million star Hwang started, and the 27-year-old gave a very good account of himself.

He put himself about as a lone striker and was really energetic.

And he positioned himself really well to score his goal, that was brilliantly made by Adama Traore.

Hwang has been a lot better at that lately, with his goals against Newcastle United and Brentford both very much cases of being in the right place at the right time.

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It’s an improving trait of his, and this alone should make Wolves fight to keep him.

It was reported by The Athletic earlier this week that his future could hinge on whether other players can be offloaded. The suggestion was that it’s possible he could go.

The Express & Star also reported plenty of clubs like the attacker, ahead of the summer window.

Wolves should not sell Hwang Hee-chan this summer after the great job he did against Everton, amid recent talk of a possible exit

It doesn’t feel particularly likely that Hwang will be going anywhere this summer.

But the report from the Express & Star earlier this week has just created that little bit of doubt.

While every player has a price, Wolves should be looking to avoid losing Hwang.

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No, he is not a clinical attacker.

But he’s been improving under Lopetegui and you can clearly see that his ability to poach has improved.

But Hwang’s aggression and physicality are great traits, and few in the squad are like him. If Adama Traore goes, as expected, then that’s even more of a reason to keep Hwang.