West Ham United have received a boost in their pursuit of Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo, with LEquipe stating that the South Korean has little interest in making a move to the MLS.
Alberth Elis, the agent of Girondins forward Alberth Elis, claimed that his client would not want to leave the Matmut Atlantique after the Bordeaux club was promoted to the third tier of French football as punishment for their dire financial situation a couple of weeks ago.
The Hwangs camp has yet to declare their innocence.
Before implying that Hwang, along with Elis, will continue to assist Bordeaux in resurrecting the French football ladder, you'd need to dump every bottle in Wine Country.
Hwangs' signature is in the hands of West Ham, Nantes, and Portuguese champions FC Porto. According to LEquipe, the late-blooming 29-year-old wants to stay on this side of the Atlantic.
Hwang, who is valued at around 7 million, has rejected a move to Minnesota United, a Major League Soccer club, because he hopes to receive an offer from one of Europe's top five leagues.
West Ham intends to strengthen their pursuit for a Heung-Min Sons international team-mate, although it is uncertain whether or not the club will increase their pursuit.
Hwang scored an impressive 11 goals in 2021/22, a more than acceptable total given Bordeaux's problems on and off the pitch. The 2009 Ligue 1 champions finished bottom in the 20th spot.
Jean-Louis Gasset, the former Gamba Osaka talisman, claims that he has the ability to score. He can also play anywhere across the front-line.
For a front-line striker, Hwang is very active. His concentration is also excellent.
Hwang, who is versatile, hardworking, and an outspoken finisher, satisfies a lot of criteria.
As things stand, the Hammers are prioritizing Armando Broja and Gianluca Scamacca, who both have proved to be quite problematic. According to Sassuolos' CEO, Scamacca wants to join Paris Saint-Germain instead.
Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, claims that there is no intention to let Broja leave on a permanent basis.