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Everton show interest in a move for Hwang Hee-Chan

Everton could add another forward to their ranks, poaching from a Premier League rival…

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According to the Daily Mail, via their print edition (1st September, page 74), the Toffees are in ongoing talks over a new forward.

Among those named is Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-Chan, who could make the move and form a fine partnership with another busy forward in new signing Neal Maupay.

Imagine him and Maupay

Having already secured a deal for the French forward from Brighton and Hove Albion, to move for another attacker from a different Premier League club could be a smart move to strengthen their striking options whilst weakening those around them.

Hwang’s four goals in his opening six Premier League games saw him burst onto the scene for Wolves. With his goal-scoring having dwindled since, scoring just once more in his Molineux career since, perhaps a move to Goodison Park could see him find this form once more.

He also might benefit from an alleviated offensive burden with Maupay being more of a consistent goal scorer. He had to contend with some serious struggles in the striking department for the Old Gold with Raul Jimenez bagging just six times for Bruno Lage’s men.

When compared to other forwards, the player who Erling Haaland dubbed “crazy“, stands out as a remarkable creative outlet with a hint of defensive excellence.

He ranks in the top 1% for interceptions and top 4% for tackles per 90. Combining this with Maupay’s pressures, of which he ranks in the top 10%, defences would never have a moment’s peace with these two tricky attackers.

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Hwang also is outlined as a fine dribbler, ranking in the top 13% for dribbles completed throughout Europe’s top five leagues. With his creativity and desire to run at defences, the streetwise Maupay could drop off and pick up the spaces created by the South Korean’s dynamism.

Although his actual goal scoring is not outstanding, partnered with another hard-working forward, these two could quickly give Frank Lampard a wealth of attacking options who all fit the mould of an Everton player: relentless, no matter their position.

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