Hwang set to become permanent Wolves player

Wolves have exercised the option to sign Hee Chan Hwang on a permanent deal on 1st July 2022 following the conclusion of his loan.

The winger is currently five months into a season-long loan at Molineux, but having agreed personal terms before his arrival last summer, Wolves have now activated a clause to make his move from RB Leipzig permanent later this year, on a deal until 2026.

Although he is currently recovering from an injury which has put him out of action for the past month, the South Korean international has made a big impact on the club, scoring four times in his opening six appearances in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old, who is also celebrating his birthday today, got off the mark quickly in his new surroundings, scoring just minutes after coming off the bench in his first appearance to guide Wolves to their first Premier League win of the season.

Hwang also scored a memorable brace in the Premier League victory over Newcastle United, while also notching on the road at Leeds United.

Since he arrived at Molineux, Hwang was rewarded for his impressive performances at club level by being voted the Castore Player of the Month for September, while on the international stage, the winger has played a key role in putting South Korea one step away from qualification to the 2022 World Cup, thanks to three assists and a goal in his last five qualifying appearances.

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Scott Sellars, Wolves’ technical director, said: “With every new signing you have to expect a period of settling in and adapting to their new environment, but straight away, Hee Chan has shown exactly what we expected of him as a player, but he’s also settled in quickly and made an impact.

“He’s had a really positive affect on not only the team, but also the whole football club, and he’s been a fantastic addition to Wolves. We could see straight from our first meeting with him that Hee Chan is such a focused and determined young man who wants to be successful in his football career.

“He’s not had the experiences he would have liked at Leipzig and he wanted a change, and he’s grabbed his opportunity here in the Premier League with both hands. He’s shown a lot of determination, a lot of focus and certainly a lot of professionalism every day, and he’s got his rewards in terms of his performances and his goals.

“Now with his future being secured with the club, I hope it will give him even more confidence and he can feel even more welcome. Once he gets fully fit, we believe he can go on and perform in the same way he has been and he can have a long and successful career here.”