‘Korean Guy’ Hwang Hee-chan is now being targeted by big club Arsenal. Wolverhampton are also pushing for a re-signing, putting the kibosh on the ‘keep Hwang Hee-chan’ campaign.
“Arsenal is one of the clubs interested in signing South Korean striker Hwang Hee-chan, who is performing exceptionally well in the Premier League,” Spanish media outlet ‘As’ explained on the 19th (below), “Wolverhampton is pushing for a new contract to block interest from Arsenal and others.”
On the same day, global sports publication The Athletic also reported, “Hwang’s contract will not end in 2026. Hwang Hee-chan is in talks with Wolverhampton to re-sign,” and “His existing contract runs until 2026, and Wolverhampton are considering re-signing him to reward him with an improved contract after he established himself as a key player for the team this season.”
The Athletic added: “Talks between the two sides are positive with Hwang hoping to stay at Wolverhampton. Hwang is said to have a preference to play under Gary O’Neill,” while The Athletic also expressed optimism that Hwang and Wolverhampton would sign a new deal, saying, “If the conditions are right, both sides are likely to do so.”
The change in status reflected in his performances this season is being reflected in the actual contract negotiations and transfer speculation.
In 2023-24, his third season with Wolverhampton, Hwang has scored six goals and two assists in 12 league games and one goal in the League Cup, giving him seven goals and two assists, the most offensive points since joining the club.
In particular, Hwang made history by scoring a goal in six consecutive home games, a record for Wolverhampton. In September and October, Hwang established himself as an ace by leading the team’s unbeaten streak with six consecutive attacking points. As a result, he has become a fan favorite, winning the Wolverhampton Player of the Month award in October.
Despite having two years left on his contract, Wolverhampton entered into mid-season contract talks with the player. Based on the reports from The Athletic and the Ace, this seems to be more of a move by the club to keep an ace or a key player in general. 보스토토 주소
In the big leagues, when a key player performs well, teams often try to retain him by offering him a better deal before his contract comes up for renewal. This has the advantage of keeping the player on the team for a longer period of time, and it can also serve as a deterrent to other teams looking to take the player off their hands. At the same time, a longer contract can also give you an advantage in trade talks with other clubs.