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Wolves are interested in signing Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo

Wolves, Six Sports

Wolves are keeping a keen eye on South Korean and Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo for a move to Molineux. Wolves are already in contact with Bordeaux for the South Korean striker. They have gone so far as to make a £2.5 million bid for the player. However, Bordeaux have rejected this offer. Now, Wolves are holding fresh talks with the French club for a new bid for Hwang Ui-jo.

Bordeaux is under immense financial pressure currently, reporting around €64m in losses last year. The sale of Hwang to Wolves can alleviate the financial pressure to some extent for the club. Bordeaux needs to act fast to sell the player this season especially considering that Hwang has only one year left on his contract. Moreover, Wolves are under pressure as well. Raul Jimenez suffered a freak injury in the pre-season match against Besiktas. This means they are starting the new season this weekend without any proper center forwards.

Hwang Ui -jo has scored 29 goals in 93 appearances for Bordeaux. All of the goals have come in Ligue 1 for Hwang. While he might not be a prolific goal scorer, he is consistent and has a good eye for goals. He also has the decent ball-controlling ability and is a tricky player as well. He is a regular for the South Korean national team and scored the winner in the Asian Games this season. Moreover, his lack of profile means that he will be a relatively inexpensive target for Wolves this season.

Wolves also interested in Michi Batshuayi

According to the Athletic, Wolves are also interested in signing Chelsea striker Michi Batshuayi this season. Batshuayi spent last season on a loan to Besiktas and scored 14 goals in 33 games for them. However, Chelsea have made it clear that Wolves can only sign Batshuayi on a loan move this year.

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