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Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan injury update

Hwang Hee-chan, Six Sports

Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan has returned to light training and was pictured at the Wolves training ground on 14th January 2022. Hwang Hee-chan picked up a thigh injury last month in a Premer League clash against Brighton. He was substituted in the 12th minute after a collision with Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey.

The South Korean is currently on loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. The striker joined RB Leipzig in 2020 but failed to nail down a spot in the starting line-up ahead of the likes of Christopher Nkunku, Dani Olmo, and Emil Forsberg. Following this, he was sent out on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer.

Since joining Wolves, he has looked like a completely different player than what we saw in the Bundesliga the year before. Hwang has bagged four goals for Wolves in just 11 Premier League appearances so far this season. (stats via Whoscored) Raul Jiminez and Hwang Hee-chan have formed a good partnership up top for Bruno Lage’s team.

Has the injury to Hwang Hee-chan affected Wolves?

While it looked like Wolves will really struggle without the striker. But Wolves’ impressive displays at the back have helped the team pick up points as well as important results. Wolves are currently 8th in the Premier League table, they have picked up 31 points from 20 league games so far this term.

The club recently picked up an impressive 3-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Raul Jimenez gave Wolves the lead with a penalty kick in the 37th minute. Conor Coady and Adama Traore added to Wolves’ lead to hand Wolves the 3-1 win. Wolves are now unbeaten in their last five games. Their last loss came at hands of league leaders Manchester City on 11th December.

Liverpool and Manchester City scouting Hwang Hee-chan?

Hwang Hee-chan, Six Sports

His impressive display in front of goal has seen him catch the eyes of Premier League giants like Manchester City and Liverpool. Reports suggest that both the clubs were scouting the Korean striker before his injury setback.

While it is reported that Wolves are desperate to activate the loan-to-buy clause in Hwang’s contract. The loan deal can be made permanent for a fee of around £12.8 million. Wolves are ready to activate the clause to keep him at the club amid the interest from Manchester City.

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