South Korean soccer forward Hwang Hee-chan (27-Wolverhampton) is in talks with his current club, English Premier League side Wolverhampton, to renew his contract, according to local media reports.
“Wolverhampton are in talks with Hwang’s side over a new contract,” sports publication ‘The Athletic’ said on Sept. 19 (KST), adding, “The negotiations are progressing positively as Hwang also wants to stay at the Molineux Stadium.”
“Hwang, whose existing contract ends in 2026, has been a key player this season and the club wants to reward him for his performances with better contract terms,” the outlet reported.
“Hwang also reportedly likes playing under Gary O’Neill,” the report added, “and if the conditions are right, we can expect him to sign an extension.”레모나토토 주소
Hwang has been on a roll lately. After joining Wolverhampton on loan from Leipzig in the German Bundesliga in the 2021-22 season, he has established himself as the team’s ace this season.
In 12 EPL games in 2023-24, Hwang has scored a team-high six goals to lead the team’s offense. No other player on the team has more than four goals. He has already surpassed his previous EPL single-season record of five goals, set in 2-021-22. On October 14, he was named the club’s October Player of the Month.
With Hwang’s resurgence, Wolverhampton has also come alive with two wins, two draws, and one loss in their last five matches. They have climbed up to 12th place (W4 D3 L5 D15) after a poor start to the season. It’s a nice turnaround from being one of the most likely relegation candidates at the start of the season.
In fact, there’s no rush to re-sign Hwang Hee-chan. If he continues to perform like this, his stock will continue to rise. A better offer could always come from another club. However, if he’s happy with his life at Wolverhampton, it’s not a bad option to stay with the team.