Wolves ‘REJECT Leeds bid of £17m for Hwang-Hee-chan’ as Whites boss Jesse Marsch seeks to reunite with his former attacker from RB Leipzig… but Bruno Lage’s men ‘didn’t like the payment structure’ offered by their Premier League rivals
- Leeds United want to bring in a forward before the transfer window closes
- The club like Hwang Hee-chan and are willing to pay £17m for the striker
- Wolves have rejected their offer due to concerns about the payment structure
- Jesse Marsch wants a reunion with Hwang after working with him at RB Leipzig
Leeds United have had an approach for Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan knocked back, according to reports.
Jesse Marsch’s side are in the market for a forward due to Patrick Bamford’s fitness issues over the past 12 months, plus Rodrigo suffered a dislocated shoulder in the team’s 1-1 draw against Everton on Tuesday.
They have made their move for Hwang, proposing a £17m fee, but Wolves are not happy with the payment structure of the deal and want to keep the South Korean international, as reported by The Athletic.
Wolves have turned down a £17m offer from Leeds for striker Hwang Hee-chan
Jesse Marsch has worked with Hwang before, and wants the 26-year-old at Elland Road
Leeds’ approach for Hwang comes as little surprise after Marsch admitted that the 26-year-old was a transfer target following his side’s stalemate with Everton.
‘I know him very well, I like him, he knows our football. He’s on our list, I can tell you that,’ Marsch said.
Hwang played under Marsch briefly last year when the pair were at Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
Hwang joined Wolves last August on loan, and made a bright start at Molineux by scoring four times in his first six league matches.
Bruno Lage wants Hwang to stay at Wolves, despite the striker’s lack of goals in 2022
This convinced the Midlands club to make his move a permanent one as they paid Leipzig £14m to secure his signature in January.
The forward has only score once since then, though, and his overall record stands at five goals in 36 appearances for Bruno Lage’s men.
This has not put Marsch off trying to sign him, though, and Leeds must now decide whether to return with an improved offer.
They have also identified PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo as another possible option to bolster their attack.
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