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West Ham sets eyes on this 47-capped international striker

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West Ham are reportedly trying to secure a bargain deal for South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo from Bordeaux. This news was reported by Calciomercato, who said that the striker could be available for close to € 7 million (£6m) this summer. Bordeaux have been relegated from the Ligue 1 this season. Therefore, they are forced to release or sell some of their best players.

Hence, now, the French club can sell some of their best forward players from the previous season, like Hwang. It is known that Hammers’ manager David Moyes is keen on bringing a new striker to the London club this summer. However, the Hammers also have a good opportunity to sign him at a good bargain.

West Ham have been facing problems with a striker, since the previous season. Moreover, their main striker Antonio missed a chunk of matches due to injury. Therefore, Hwang could even prove to be a good backup this season.

West Ham have got a good bargain price for Hwang

Hwang had a fairly good season last year. He bagged 11 goals and 2 assists from the 32 Ligue 1 appearances that he made for the club. Another, capability of Hwang that has attracted the London club, is that he can play anywhere on the front line.

The South Korean, is not exceptional per se but he is fairly good. However, a shortcoming that he faces is his age. He will be turning 30 in August. Therefore, he has approximately three-four years of top-flight football left in him. The question remains is could he be able to match the competitiveness required to play in the Premier League.

Though, he is vastly experienced in the international sphere. It remains to be seen whether he could ply his trade in the Premier League. Moreover, the value of £6m does sound interesting for a player of this attribute.

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