Newcastle now keen on ‘exceptional’ forward who scored at St. James’ Park this season

Newcastle United could look to Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Hwang Hee-chan to bolster their attacking options ahead of a difficult season.

According to a report in The Mirror, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Tottenham have an interest in Wolves‘ South Korean striker Hwang Hee-chan.

The 27-year-old has impressed for Wolves since initially joining on loan before making his switch from RB Leipzig permanent in a £14million deal.

Hwang scored at St James’ Park earlier this season
In fact, Hwang scored Wolves’ equaliser against Newcastle at St James’ Park earlier this season before Miguel Almiron fired home the winner. That was one of his three Premier League goals this season in 26 outings during which he also registered one assist.

His numbers may look low for a striker, but Hwang has started just 11 of those games and of those, he played the full game only once. He has been used in three different positions too, all across the forward line, so he’s done well without ever being settled in the side.

Wolves manager Julien Lopetegui has been told he will have to sell players this summer to fall in line with Financial Fair Play, so if a club comes in with a reasonable offer, they’d almost be forced to accept.

Newcastle need more attacking options and Hwang could be a solid addition
Newcastle need more depth in the squad and not all signings can be huge marquee transfers, so Hwang could be a decent, cost-effective option. He has been praised as ‘brilliant’ by Erling Haaland and former Salzburg coach Peter Zeidler has called him ‘exceptional‘.

There’s a feeling that Tottenham will hold the trump card when it comes to Hwang having his fellow South Korean Heung-min Son on the books already which could swing things in their favour.

While this isn’t exactly a mind-blowing prospect, he could be a good addition to Newcastle’s squad. He always looked lively when he came on against us earlier this season. With a touch of Eddie Howe magic and some better players around him, I think he could surprise a few people.