West Ham United are in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig star Hwang Hee-chan, according to a report from Kicker.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately trying to bring a new striker to the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.

Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax more than two weeks ago.

And West Ham have been linked with moves to sign more than 20 centre-forwards ever since.

The Hammers seem to be closing in on one particular signing, however.

RB Leipzig v Istanbul Basaksehir: Group H - UEFA Champions League
Hee-chan Hwang (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

West Ham closing in on Hwang Hee-chan?

German publication Kicker claims that the Hammers are in advanced talks to sign the 24-year-old forward on loan.

The 34-capped South Korea international would be a really strong addition for West Ham.


Hwang joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in the summer of 2020 for around €9 million (£8 million) according to Kicker.

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

RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
Hee-chan Hwang (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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

The 24-year-old is a hard-working striker and possesses real quality in the final third. He is also incredibly versatile and is comfortable playing anywhere along the front-line.

It must also be noted that West Ham will enjoy a huge uplift in commercial revenue if we do in fact sign Hwang Hee-chan given how much the South Koreans like watching the Premier League and purchasing merchandise.

This seems like one that we just need to get done. Let’s hope that if West Ham do sign the Leipzig ace on loan, however, that we have an option to buy him in the summer.

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