Wolverhampton Wanderers are gearing up for potential offers on their star player Hwang Hee-chan despite successfully alleviating their Financial Fair Play concerns through a strategic fire sale last summer, according to Football Insider.
The online news portal claims that “the ship has been steadied at Molineux with the club’s finances cleared by the Premier League but the Midlands club remain susceptible to big-money bids for their top players.”
Liverpool have reportedly been linked with a move for Hee-chan following his impressive performances for Gary O’Neil’s side this season.
Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be keen on the South Korean, however, Football Insider states that a move away from the club in the January transfer window is unlikely but he might depart later in the summer.
Hwang Hee-chan, who is currently representing South Korea at the Asian Cup has scored 11 goals and provided three assists for Wolves in 21 appearances across all competitions.
He will be a significant loss for Gary O’Neil’s men, who have remained unbeaten in their last five games, including a comprehensive victory over Chelsea at home.
The 27-year-old, who is the club’s top scorer is versatile and can play on the left, right, and through the middle but has impressed in a more central role this term.
Wolves rewarded Hwang Hee-chan’s progress by handing him a bumper new contract running until 2028 in December and expressed his commitment to remain with the club and contribute to their success.
“I’m really happy to stay here and I just want to say thank you to my teammates, our staff, my family and the fans. I’m really happy to stay at Wolves. I’m enjoying playing here and enjoying everything, life and football. I have very good teammates and players, and everything here is amazing. I just want to keep playing well and I’m ready to give everything,” he said.
“Nine goals makes me, of course, happy. But I really want to say to my teammates, coaching staff and family, thank you. I couldn’t do it alone, goals and assists. I learn a lot from my coaching staff, that’s why my goals are for the team. I will try my best and try to help my team.
“I’m not satisfied just with the new contract, sometimes I’m talking about our ambition with some players and we have the same ambition. I have more responsibility to win and I’m ready to fight for team.”
Hwang Hee-chan joined the Midlands side on an initial loan from RB Leipzig in 2021 before making the move a permanent one 12 months later.
He has since scored 20 goals and seven assists during his time in England, with 18 of those strikes coming in the top- flight.
Jurgen Klopp bolsters five attackers including Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Cody Gakpo, therefore we will have to wait and see if Liverpool would make a bid for Hwang Hee-chan in the summer.