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Wolves target Takumi Minamino could potentially help Hwang Hee-chan shine again

Wolves have been linked with a move for Takumi Minamino.

This Is Anfield reported yesterday that Wanderers were one of a few clubs on the Japan international’s tail.

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Apparently, the Reds are looking to sell the star this summer for around £17 million.

Minamino has struggled for starts since moving to Merseyside, and it seems the club are ready to offload the 27-year-old after only a couple of years.

It is a shame that Minamino has seen so little action at Anfield, as he really stood out when playing for RB Salzburg.

And it was there that Minamino played with current Wolves player Hwang Hee-chan.

The duo shared the field 68 times for the Austrian outfit, and often impressed in the final third.

They combined for six goals during their time at the club together, with Minamino assisting Hwang for four goals and Hwang assisting for Minamino twice.

The pair played in supporting roles to Erling Haaland, who was the main man through the middle.

Hwang made a blistering start to life at Molineux last year following his move from RB Leipzig.

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He scored four goals in his first six games, and fans could not get enough of the star.

But Hwang struggled as the season wore on, an a hamstring injury in December did not help his cause.

He would only go on to score one more goal for the club in 2021/22 – against Arsenal in the Premier League in February.

Many fans were really frustrated with the star at the end of the season, and they are expecting big improvements in him next term.

And any signing of Minamino might just help to do that.

Minamino could help Hwang get back on track at Wolves

Hwang and Minamino know each other’s games very well.

Potentially, this is a signing that could really help the South Korean to rediscover his mojo. And obviously, it’s a signing that several other players could benefit from too, like Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva.

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The pressure is on Hwang after his seriously disappointing end to 2021/22.

But he recently reminded people of his class with his stunning goal for South Korea against Chile.

There’s a player in there, and perhaps Minamino would be a means of bringing him out.