Wolves are investigating Bordeaux star Hwang Ui-Jo… with the South Korean available at a reduced price
Wolves are investigating Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo… with the South Korea international available for a reduced fee after the Ligue 2 side were handed sanctions by football’s financial watchdog French
Wolves have investigated Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo. The South Korea international, 29, is available for a reduced fee.
Bordeaux were reinstated in Ligue 2 last month after a successful third appeal against relegation to third tier due to financial problems and debts of around £34million.
But French football‘s financial watchdog has imposed sanctions on them, meaning the club in crisis must sell before they can buy this summer.
Wolves investigated Bordeaux and South Korean striker Hwang Ui-Jo (above)
Bordeaux were reinstated in Ligue 2 last month but faced sanctions
Their issues mean Hwang – who has just one year left on his contract – would be available on the cheap if the West Midlands club go ahead and make an offer.
The Team claim a £2.5million bid (3 million euros) was submitted by Wolves and then rejected, but further talks are ongoing with the 29-year-old keen on a move to the Premier League.
The player is said to be reluctant to remain in the second tier of French football, while a sale would see Bordeaux wipe out his £1.7m-a-year (€2m) salary.
Hwang joined Bordeaux from Japanese side Gamba Osaka in 2019 and has scored 29 goals – all in the league – in 97 appearances.
Hwang has scored 29 goals in 97 appearances for Bordeaux since joining the club in 2019
Bordeaux boss David Guion admitted over the weekend that Hwang should be sold this summer
Bordeaux boss David Guion has admitted Hwang will likely be sold this summer, telling Girondins 4 Ever the weekend: “Yes, it’s a boy who is in danger of leaving, you know that. Indeed, he is likely to leave us in the coming days.
West Ham have also been linked with a move, but it’s unclear if they remain interested following the signing of Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo.
If Hwang ends up in the Premier League, he will be the third active South Korean in the English top flight alongside Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min and future Wolves team-mate Hwang Hee-chan.
Hwang would be the third South Korean in the Premier League alongside Son Heung-min (R) and Hwang Hee-chan