West Ham United are allegedly eyeing a bargain deal to sign Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from L’Equipe who claim that the 29-year-old striker would prefer to stay in Europe rather than join an MLS side.
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Signing a striker will now be the main priority for West Ham manager David Moyes.
And Hwang Ui-Jo is someone the Scot has been linked with bringing to the London Stadium since last month.
RMC Sport claimed that West Ham were lining up an €8 million (£7 million) move to sign the 47-capped South Korea international in the summer transfer window.
And now it seems as though the Hammers have a great chance to get a bargain deal for the 29-year-old wrapped up…
West Ham could sign Hwang Ui-Jo
Bordeaux have rejected a £4 million bid from MLS side Minnesota United for the the South Korean forward according to L’Equipe.
The Ligue 1 side want more money for Hwang and the attacker wants to remain in Europe rather than move to The United States.
So the door may well now be wide open for West Ham to swoop in for Hwang Ui-Jo.
We have to say, of the South Korean is the only striker that David Moyes brings to the London Stadium, the fans will be up in arms, and rightly so.
However, if he is signed in addition to an elite centre-forward like Armando Broja or Gianluca Scamacca, then we’ll be more than happy with that.
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.
As mentioned earlier though, if the South Korea international is the only forward the Scot signs, he will have a mutiny on his hands.
However, West Ham signing Hwang Ui-Jo for around £7 million in addition to a marquee striker addition would undoubtedly be good business for the club.
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