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Another blow for West Ham as report claims Wolves could now win race for Hwang Ui-jo


Another blow for West Ham as report claims Wolves could now win race for Hwang Ui-jo

West Ham United allegedly could be set to miss out on signing Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo to Wolves this summer.

That’s according to a report from L’Equipe who claim that Wolves have submitted an official offer for the 29-year-old forward, believed to be worth around £2.5 million.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 47-capped South Korea international to the London Stadium this summer (L’Equipe).

And just last week, Hwang Ui-Jo suggested that West Ham have actually made an official bid to sign him this summer.

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Since then, David Moyes has brought Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium. In spite of that, it could be argued that the Scot needs to add another forward to his ranks.

Unfortunately for the Hammers though, Wolves could be about to beat us to the punch…

Wolves bid for West Ham target Hwang Ui-jo

The Black Country outfit have allegedly made a £2.5 million offer for the 29-year-old Bordeaux attacker according to a report from L’Equipe.

That could be bad news for the Hammers.

The Bordeaux front-man is international teammates with current Wolves ace Hwang Hee-chan. So that will surely hold some sway when the South Korean ace is deciding which club to join.

That’s a shame for us because we believe that despite the fact that he undoubtedly wouldn’t be a regular starter, the Bordeaux striker would be a very strong addition to the squad.

We would have no problem with Hwang Ui-jo rocking up at the London Stadium to provide cover for Michail Antonio and Scamacca this season.

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The 29-year-old is a decent, hard-working forward and he bagged 11 goals and two assists in 32 Ligue 1 outings last season (Transfermarkt).

The South Korean can operate anywhere along the front-line – something that will undoubtedly appeal to David Moyes.

The Bordeaux ace is a very decent player and would be a very useful option for Moyes to have at his disposal throughout what will be a long and physically punishing campaign ahead.

It seems as though Wolves could be better placed than West Ham to sign Hwang Ui-jo this summer, however.

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