Wolves are reportedly showing late interest in Southampton winger Nathan Redmond, but a move would depend on Hwang Hee-chan leaving Molineux.
The Athletic are reporting (via their live blog, 01/09, 2:20pm) that Wanderers have shortlisted the 28-year-old English winger.
It is stated that Wolves view Redmond as a player who can fill the homegrown quota within the squad.
Southampton are said to be willing to let Redmond go. However, there is no mention at this stage of any asking price.
The player is now into the final year of his contract.
The Saints have been trying to offload Redmond this summer, as he is no longer in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans. He has made just one two-minute cameo appearance in the first game this season. He has missed out on the last four matchday squads.
Redmond has been with Southampton since 2016, joining from Norwich City.
He has clocked up 232 appearances to date, scoring 30 goals and making 27 assists.
Wolves are supposedly keen, but apparently any deal would be dependent on Hwang leaving.
The South Korea international is thought to be a target for Leeds United, who face losing Dan James today.
It has been claimed that Wanderers have already rejected one approach from the Whites for Hwang. The club apparently value Hwang at around £25 million (via Express).
Nathan Redmond would be a slightly underwhelming Hwang replacement for Wolves
It would be good if Wolves could make a profit on Hwang. But links to Redmond are a little underwhelming.
Of course, it would depend on how much Southampton would want for Redmond.
He shouldn’t break the bank, since he’s into the final year of his contract and not in the manager’s plans.
He may be Premier League proven, but Redmond has struggled for consistency during his time as a top-flight player.
It is questionable whether he would actually be an upgrade on Hwang.
Perhaps he could relish a change of scenery though.