West Ham United transfer target Hwang Ui-Jo is allegedly set to leave French club Bordeaux in the coming days.

That’s according to Bordeaux head coach David Guion who told Girondins 4 Ever the club’s financial situation means that the 29-year-old striker is likely to leave the club very soon indeed.

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West Ham have been linked with a move to sign the 47-capped South Korea international for around £7 million over the past month or so (L’Equipe).

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

West Ham target Hwang Ui-Jo will leave in the coming days
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Since then, David Moyes has brought Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium.

It seems as though the Scot could still add another attacker to his ranks before the transfer window slams shut though…

West Ham could sign Hwang Ui-Jo

the South Korean seems destined to leave Bordeaux this summer with the French club in real financial trouble.

The French side’s manager David Guion told Girondins 4 Ever that Hwang’s exit is now imminent:

“Yes, he is a boy who is likely to leave, you know that. Indeed, he is likely to leave us in the coming days.”

So it seems as though if West Ham have made a bid for the 29-year-old forward, this should be a really easy one to get wrapped up.

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And we will have no problem with Hwang Ui-Jo rocking up at the London Stadium to provide cover for Michail Antonio and Scamacca this season.

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.

And if West Ham have indeed made a bid for Hwang Ui-Jo, it might not be too long before we see him playing in the Claret and Blue.

Read other West Ham news:

Report claims £17 million West Ham ace wants to leave, agreement for sale in place

29-year-old striker says West Ham have just submitted a bid for him

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