Reported Wolves transfer target Hwang Ui-jo was left out of the Bordeaux squad last night.
As per Korea JoongAng Daily, the striker was not included by manager David Guion for the game against Grenoble Foot 38, which ended 0-0.
The star has not seen much football at all so far this season, as he reportedly waits to leave the club.
So far, Hwang has made two appearances for the French side, for a total of just 20 minutes of time on the pitch.
He also missed out on the matchday recently against Rodez AF.
Bordeaux are currently in a bit of trouble, after being relegated to Ligue 2 for 2022/23. They had finished bottom of Ligue 1, and had actually been relegated again just weeks later due to financial irregularities. But the club won an appeal to avoid dropping into the third tier.
Hwang is an asset the club could sell to help ease their financial woes. But other clubs are aware of the club’s position and have apparently been low-balling.
Korea JoongAng Daily say that Bordeaux have been rushing to sell him ‘after creditors accepted a restructuring plan that included the sale of assets, including some players’.
Wolves were linked with Hwang a couple of weeks ago.
There were then claims that Hwang would like to make a move to Molineux where, of course, his international teammate Hwang Hee-chan already plays.
It turns out that Hwang being left out last night was actually transfer-related.
But it isn’t because Wolves have made a breakthrough.
Fabrizio Romano has reported this afternoon that the star is now set to join Nottingham Forest, with a £4.2 million deal having been agreed.
He’s set to sign a three-year deal at the City Ground, and he will actually apparently then head to Greek side Olympiacos on loan.
Wolves have bigger fish to fry, with Hwang Ui-jo set for Nottingham Forest
Hwang could have made for a good, cheap signing for Wolves.
He scored goals in a struggling team last term, and does have quite a bit of experience under his belt. He has previously been described as ‘a deadly striker’ and ‘utterly direct’.
But Wolves are also currently being linked with more exciting names like Goncalo Ramos and Sasa Kalajdzic.
If the club can successfully bring in one of those players before the closure of the window, then there will likely be no regrets over Hwang.