According to a report from Sky Sports Live Transfer feed (Wednesday January 27th, 18:13) West Ham United are in talks to sign RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee-chan.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this month.
The addition of an established centre-forward should be our priority.
Said Benrahma’s deal has been made permanent in order to make room for another domestic loan deal.
It seems as though West Ham’s first move in the transfer market could be the signing of Jesse Lingard on loan, however (talkSPORT).
Fear not though Hammers fans.
Sky Sports reckon we are in talks to sign a forward as well.
West Ham in talks to sign Hwang Hee-chan
According to a report from Sky Sports Live Transfer feed, the Hammers are in the midst of discussions with RB Leipzig about bringing the 34-capped South Korea international to the London Stadium.
The 25-year-old would be a very solid addition for West Ham in spite of his struggles this season.
Hwang joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in the summer of 2020 for around €9 million (£8 million) according to Kicker. He has just one goal and one assist to his name in nine games so far for Leipzig, however (Transfermarkt).
Hwang does possess an impressive career record though, with 61 goals and 40 assists to his name in 187 appearances (Transfermarkt).
The 25-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.
If West Ham can get the South Korean in on loan with an option to buy he would be a very smart addition for David Moyes.
Failing to sign a striker this summer would be self-sabotaging in the extreme. It would be unforgivable, considering the opportunity we have to push for a top six finish this season.
Let’s just hope and pray that the board show some ambition. We won’t be banking on it, however.