West Ham United are interested in signing RB Leipzig ace Hee-Chan Hwang on loan according to a report from Bild.

In other news…Report: West Ham can sign ‘fantastic’ 24-year-old on loan with an obligation to buy for £20m

The 24-year-old joined Leipzig from RB Salzburg in the summer of 2020 for around €15 million (£13.3 million) according to Buli News.

The 34-capped South Korea international has struggled since joining the Bundesliga giants, however, with just one goal and one assist to his name in nine games thus far (Transfermarkt).

Hwang does possess an impressive career record, however, with 61 goals and 40 assists to his name in 187 appearances (Transfermarkt).

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Hee-chan Hwang (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

West Ham boss David Moyes absolutely must bring an established attacker to the London Stadium this month.

Having sold Sebastien Haller, the Hammers are really light in the centre-forward department now.

 

West Ham want to sign Hee-Chan Hwang on loan

The 24-year-old is a loan target for the Hammers according to Bild.

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Hee-chan Hwang (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The South Korean is a centre-forward by trade but he can also operate on either wing.

Hwang is a very strong dribbler. In fact, Total Football Analysis describe him as a player with brilliant dribbling skills.

He is hard working and always puts in a shift defensively as well, according to Who Scored.

The fact that the 24-year-old has struggled since joining RB Leipzig will undoubtedly be a worry for the West Ham fans. The attacker clearly has a lot of talent, however.

And a loan deal would minimise the risk for the Hammers. Signing Hee-chan Hwang would certainly be better than signing absolutely nobody, that’s for sure!

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