Leeds United are still interested in Hwang Hee-chan.
England’s ‘The Athletic’ said on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), “Leeds wants to sign a striker this winter. Hoffenheim’s Giorginio Luther and Coventry City’s Victor Gyokeres are interested. If they fail to sign these two players, Hwang Hee-chan I’m thinking about it. Director Jesse March highly values Hwang Hee-chan, who he worked with in Salzburg and Leipzig.”
Hwang Hee-chan played well at Wolverhampton as a loanee at the beginning of last season and even succeeded in a complete transfer. His scoring ability and recklessness were highly evaluated, but injuries and sluggishness overlapped at the same time in the second half. As his scoreless period lengthened, he showed regret. He failed to score even in the early stages of this season and suffered from insecurity, putting his name on the bench more than in the starting lineup.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar became a turning point. Hwang Hee-chan, who missed the 1st and 2nd matches of the group stage, played the joker against Portugal in the 3rd match and contributed to Korea’s advance to the round of 16 by scoring the winning goal. He also made a big impression in the match against Brazil in the round of 16. Hwang Hee-chan, who returned, received the trust of newly appointed manager Hulen Lopetegui and increased his playing time. 메이저놀이터
Hwang Hee-chan, who started as a starter, had no goals, but his performance was outstanding. He started off the bench in the English FA Cup win over Liverpool, coming on as a second-half substitute to score his first goal of the season. Even after that, he moved busy and struggled to break through the Liverpool defense. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Hwang Hee-chan even scored when the atmosphere was good, catching the attention of coach Lopetegi and succeeding in creating a springboard for a rebound.
Liz is watching Hwang Hee-chan, who has improved his condition and confidence. Leeds coach March has memories of working with Hwang Hee-chan in Salzburg and Leipzig. In particular, he made good use of Hwang Hee-chan in Salzburg. Even last summer, Leeds showed serious interest in Hwang Hee-chan, but failed to transfer to Wolverhampton. Leeds, who lacks offensive power, can send a love call to Hwang Hee-chan again if the first target fails.
Leeds fans didn’t seem to like Hwang Hee-chan. This is because, regardless of whether Hwang Hee-chan was active or not, he has no memory of success by bringing in director Machi and those he had worked with in the past. The UK’s ‘Leeds United News’ said on the 9th, “Leeds fans will not be happy if he turns with Hwang Hee-chan. Brandon Aaronson and Rasmus Christensen, who were brought from the Red Bull division, are less than expected.”
He said, “Machi couldn’t convince the argument that those who worked with him would do well in Leeds. So, if you try to recruit Hwang Hee-chan for the same reason, you won’t get support.”