Saturday was ultimately a pretty disappointing day for Wolverhampton Wanderers fans.

The 1-1 draw against Leeds United means it is now five unbeaten in the Premier League, which is obviously a great mini-run.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United - Premier League
Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

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But fans watched on as Bruno Lage failed to get his team to build on a 1-0 lead.

They invited pressure from a Leeds side missing key players.

And in the end that pressure told, with Joe Gelhardt winning a penalty in injury-time, which Rodrigo converted.

One positive from Saturday though, was the fact that Hwang Hee-chan got himself on the scoresheet once again for Wolves.

He was in the right place to poach in Raul Jimenez’s deflected shot.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The South Korean, on loan from RB Leipzig, already has four goals to his name, and he’s only had four shots on target.

That gives him the best conversion rate of any player in the division (via The Athletic), and he has proven to be a welcome addition at Molineux.

Wolves will have a decision to make on the 26-year-old at the end of the season.


He can be bought for around £13 million according to Sky Sports.

It’s safe to say, Hwang is currently making that figure look like an absolute bargain.

Hwang surely heading for permanent Wolves move

It is becoming very apparent why Wolves had wanted Hwang for some time.

The man nicknamed ‘The Bull’ looks tailor-made for the Premier League.

He appears to have it all; pace, power, technical quality, versatility and, crucially for Wolves, an eye for goal.

His move to Leipzig didn’t really work out for him.

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

But at Wolves he is thriving, and one wonders if the club might even try and trigger that buy option sooner (if possible).

Like Hwang, Jonny Castro Otto wowed on loan from Atletico Madrid. He didn’t have a buy option, but Wolves took a decision to spend £15 million on him (BBC Sport) because they liked him so much.

Whoever negotiated that £13 million for Hwang has the right to feel very smug right now. It’s very difficult to see the club not activating it.

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