Wolves are reportedly ready to activate their buy option on Hwang Hee-chan.
Hwang, of course, is currently on loan from RB Leipzig. The South Korea international got off to a flying start at Molineux, scoring four goals in his first seven games.
But Hwang’s form dipped from that point, and he then picked up a hamstring injury against Brighton in the club’s penultimate match of 2021.
Hwang has been pictured back on the grass at Compton Park and is seemingly nearing a return to fitness.
Wolves’ next game is against Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round on February 5, and it remains to be seen if the 26-year-old will be able to feature.
It also remains to be seen if he’ll feature as a permanent Wolves player.
There had previously been whispers that Wolves were ready to trigger their buy option. Those came when he was in his best form a couple of months ago.
It seems Wolves could yet move to buy Hwang earlier than anticipated.
It is thought the option for Wolves is worth about £14 million.
Buying Hwang now may rule out any more January signings for Wolves
This is an interesting claim from Crook.
Hwang hasn’t been playing because of his injury, and before he got sidelined, his form had tailed off.
And yet, Wolves are now apparently keen to exercise their buy option.
One wonders if this could perhaps be to appease supporters, because nothing else will be happening in terms of incomings this month.
In fairness, Hwang’s brilliant early form suggests he is a player who could do really well at Wolves in the future.