Molineux latest news: 39-cap signing "exactly what Wolves need"


Journalist Luke Hatfield believes that summer signing Hee-Chan Hwang could become a key player for Wolves boss Bruno Lage.

What’s the latest news regarding Hwang?

The South Korean joined on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig last month following a less than impressive campaign in the Bundesliga.

Hwang failed to score in 18 league appearances for the German giants but set the record straight by taking just 20 minutes to mark his Wolves debut with his first Premier League goal against Watford.

He had started on the bench at Vicarage Road but was called upon just past the hour mark with Wolves facing a fourth game on the bounce without scoring.

But they finally got off the mark when Francisco Sierralta put through his own net before Hwang doubled their advantage with the simplest of tasks in the closing stages.

What has Hatfield said about Hwang?



With Raul Jimenez still struggling in front of goal since returning from his head injury, Hatfield thinks that Hwang could step in and score the goals whilst the Mexican finds his feet.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “He scored a goal, obviously it wasn’t a goal of the month contender, but you’ve got to be there to score the goals and he did just that.

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“And that’s exactly what Wolves need at the moment. They’ve been creating chances and not taking them. They need someone capable of doing that and Hwang looks like he could be that player.”

Has Hwang done enough to earn a starting place?

Despite Jimenez failing to score in four Premier League appearances this season, it’s unlikely he’ll be dropped any time soon.

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Unfortunately for Hwang, whilst he’s played out wide several times in his career, he’s predominantly a central striker, which means he’s unlikely to play alongside Jimenez.

After finally collecting their first victory of the season, Lage could name an unchanged side for the visit of Brentford this weekend, but the Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham four days later might present the South Korean international with his first start in a Wolves shirt.

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