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According to The Telegraph, Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing to make a move for RB Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-Chan in January which would see him loaned back to the Austrian side until the summer.
The report suggests that the 23-year-old is one of their prime targets after sporting director Kevin Thelwell personally scouted him on Tuesday night when his side were defeated by Liverpool in the Champions League.
It is believed that the signing would be made with intentions for next season rather than for the remainder of this current campaign, although, Wolves will face stiff competition from a host of Premier League teams such as Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
A fee between €20m-25m (£16.9m-£21.1m) is thought to be enough to secure the Korean.
Wolves boss Nuno Santo revealed last week that he intends to strengthen his side in the winter transfer window.
The west Midlanders are currently enjoying their best ever spell in modern history having finished seventh in the Premier League last term, resulting in qualification into Europe for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Signing a player of Hee-Chan’s quality would only further show the level of ambition that Nuno and Fosun have for the club as the Salzburg ace has been showing off his exploits in the Champions League this season where he scored and assisted against the defending champions.
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This campaign, the striker has scored nine goals and provided 14 assists in all competitions, per Transfermarkt.
It could be a smart move to send him back on loan to finish the season at his current club as come the summer, Wolves could have elevated themselves onto another level – they certainly have been dispelling any doubts that they’d ‘do a Burnley’ as they currently sit inside the top six in the Premier League and have advanced into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
His arrival ahead of next season would undoubtedly be a timely boost to continue their upward trajectory, especially given the lack of options they have in the striking department.
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