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Leeds manager Jesse Marsch confirms interest in Hwang Hee-chan

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has confirmed that Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan is a player on the Whites’ list.

The transfer deadline is now almost upon us, and there are still a number of potential ins and outs at Molineux.

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Sasa Kalajdzic will be coming in as the club’s fourth new signing of the summer. Wolves could also sign one of Craig Dawson or Jason Denayer.

And it looks as though Willy Boly will be an outgoing, with Nottingham Forest striking an agreement with Wolves last night.

Hwang has also been linked with an exit from Wolves over the past week or so.

Leeds were claimed to be interested, and then Everton.

It has been a tough 2022 for Hwang.

The South Korea international struggled for form in the second half of the 2021/22 season, scoring just one goal.

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And his poor form has continued into 2022/23, with the star missing a penalty against Preston North End last week, and then gifting Newcastle United a late equaliser on Sunday.

Many would not be opposed to seeing the club sell Hwang, despite him only just turning his loan move to the club permanent.

And it seems there could be a chance of that.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Everton last night, Leeds manager Marsch said (Leeds Live): “I know Hee-chan very well. I like Hee-chan. He knows our football. I can tell you he’s been on our list from the beginning.”

Hwang to Leeds could happen as Marsch admits interest, but it’ll be a race against time

It is interesting that Marsch has publicly stated that Hwang has been a target for Leeds since the beginning.

Usually, managers keep their cards close to their chests regarding transfers.

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Wolves should definitely be considering offloading Hwang.

It just hasn’t worked out for him at Molineux, despite his explosive start.

If the club can turn a small profit, then the deal should be done.