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Wolves transfer news: Leeds interested in Hwang Hee-chan

Leeds United are reportedly interested in Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan.

According to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, the Whites are considering a possible swoop for the South Korea international if Dan James leaves the club.

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Wales international James is being linked with Tottenham Hotspur at the moment.

The north London club are looking at him as a potential replacement for Bryan Gil, who is joining Valencia.

Wolves only signed Hwang permanently this summer in a deal worth around £14 million (BBC Sport).

The decision was actually made at the start of the year, but the club officially bought him this summer.

Hwang had joined Wolves on loan initially, and his strong first half of 2021/22 prompted Wolves to commit to buying him.

Following that decision though, Hwang has struggled for consistency at Molineux.

He scored just one more goal for the club after the news that he was going to sign permanently.

And last night, the star missed a penalty in the 2-1 win over Preston North End in the Carabao Cup.

Raul Jimenez handed him the ball, but his tamed effort was saved.

The pressure is really now on Hwang to turn things around, but it could be that he departs before that happens.

Interestingly, Hwang has worked with current Leeds manager Jesse Marsch before at RB Salzburg, which perhaps means there’s a reasonable chance of a move happening.

Wolves should sell if they can make a profit, as Leeds eye Hwang Hee-chan

Hwang has only just signed for Wolves permanently, but if the club can make a profit then they should look to do a deal.

Hwang’s form this calendar year has been pretty concerning.

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There are probably some people behind the scenes at Wolves who are wishing the club wasn’t so hasty in buying the star.

Wolves probably shouldn’t be trying to offload Hwang given how late it is in the window. But if Leeds are willing to offer a good fee, and Wanderers feel they can find a replacement in the coming days, then maybe a deal should be considered.