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West Ham United's rejected £4m bid was a lucky escape after 30-year-old's stinker during Uruguay vs South Korea

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West Ham United's rejected £4m bid was a lucky escape after 30-year-old's stinker during Uruguay vs South Korea

West Ham had a bid rejected for Hwang Ui-jo, but it seems as though it was a lucky escape after he toiled during the Uruguay vs South Korea World Cup clash.

30-year-old claimed in the summer that the Hammers had a bid rejected for his services.

That bid was believed to be worth around £4 million according to L’Equipe.

At the time, I suggested that the South Korea international would have have been a decent squad option for us.

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He’s a hard-working forward player who I believed would add something different to David Moyes’s attacking options at the London Stadium.

It seems as though I was wrong though, if his performance this afternoon is anything to go by…

Hwang Ui-jo toils during Uruguay vs South Korea World Cup clash

The 30-year-old forward ended up joining Nottingham Forest from Bordeaux in the summer transfer window.

That now looks like a blessing in disguise for the Hammers.

The South Korean was really poor today during his country’s 0-0 draw with Uruguay in their World Cup opener out in Qatar.

He missed an absolute sitter during the first-half from just seven or eight yards out, blazing high over the bar.

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Hwang Ui-Jo lacked any kind of composure and that lack of control and calmness inside the box would not have boded well for him in the Premier League.

West Ham signed Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo in the summer, and despite his underwhelming start to life at the London Stadium, I believe the Italian will come good.

We have a top-class striker on our hands in the form of the 23-year-old.

In hindsight, there really wasn’t any need to sign Hwang Ui-jo as well.

And his performance during the Uruguay vs South Korea World Cup clash backs up that notion.

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