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Transfer deadline day: Hwang Hee-chan set to stay at Wolves

Hwang Hee-chan is reportedly set to stay at Wolves.

The winger has become linked with an exit from Molineux in recent days, with Leeds United and Everton both keen on the 47-cap South Korea international.

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Hwang has endured a really poor 2022 so far, and fans had been hoping he’d turn over a new leaf in the 2022/23 season.

But Hwang’s struggles have continued. Last week he missed a penalty in the 2-1 win over Preston North End after Raul Jimenez gave it to him.

And last weekend, his awful clearance against Newcastle United found Allan Saint-Maximin to score a late equaliser.

For many, that was the final straw and calls have been very loud for the club to sell the player , who only turned his loan move to the club permanent earlier this summer.

Wolves reportedly placed a £25 million valuation on him.

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Leeds saw a £17 million bid rejected, and it appears now that Hwang is on course to stay at Molineux.

Leeds have actually just been pipped to Bamba Dieng by Nice in dramatic fashion, which has seen some Wolves fans suggest that the Whites may now come calling for Hwang.

But according to talkSPORT (live blog, 01/09, 6:18pm), it is understood that the former RB Leipzig man won’t be departing.

Hwang has a huge amount to prove at Wolves following new claim he is set to stay

This is a development that will not go down well with a lot of Wolves fans.

Many have simply lost patience with Hwang following a string of really poor performances.

It is hard to understand why he has gone off the boil so much.

He did suffer a hamstring injury last December which put him on the sidelines for a couple of months. But his form was on the wane in the weeks leading up to that.

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For some reason it just has not been working for him.

But it seems he’s more likely to stay than leave, and so he now has a huge amount to prove going forwards.

How much he’ll play between now and January is anyone’s guess. But he is at least highly rated by Bruno Lage, who will likely be determined to get the 26-year-old back on track.