Like Rafael Baran, Hwang Hee-chan’s all-time Wolverhampton surprise.
Hwang Hee-chan, a bull in Wolverhampton’s uniform, appeared at the Molinho Stadium. He received enthusiastic applause from home fans who filled the stadium.
Wolverhampton Wanderers said on its official channel on the 28th (local time) that “Wolverhampton has recruited Hwang Hee-chan, the Korean national striker, from RB Leipzig on loan for a season.” According to reports by Sky Sports and others earlier, Hwang Hee-chan’s lease includes a transfer option of 13 million pounds (about 20.8 billion won).
Prior to the official announcement, Hwang Hee-chan is already staying in Wolverhamton to finish the medical test and transfer, and there has been talk that he will watch the third round of the 2021/2022 English Premier League (EPL) game against Manchester United in the audience.
As scheduled, Hwang Hee-chan watched the match against Manchester United at Molinho Stadium. This is not the end. Just before the kickoff, he wore Wolverhampton’s uniform and climbed to the ground. It was reminiscent of Rafael Varane’s recent move to Manchester United, which was a hot topic in the Premier League.
Varane left Real Madrid on the 14th for Manchester United. The official announcement seemed to be delayed, but the recruitment was officially announced in time for the opening match between Manchester United and Leeds United. Baran went on the ground right before the kickoff without notice and held a joining ceremony with his uniform with the number 19 on it.
In the case of Hwang Hee-chan, he wore a uniform and climbed to the ground at the Molinho Stadium. The audience welcomed Hwang Hee-chan with a big round of applause, and Hwang Hee-chan also raised his hands high and waved his hands to the fans’ cheers.
Hwang Hee-chan, who left Salzburg, Austria last year and joined RB Leipzig, the German Bundesliga, chose to travel to Wolverhampton for the first time in a year. Previously, Leipzig failed to establish itself in Leipzig due to a number of problems, including confirmed coronavirus 19. He made only 18 business trips to Germany’s Bundesliga and failed to score a single goal. In order to secure time to play last winter, he considered renting EPL, which he decided to stay after talking with Julian Nagelsmann.
“Hwang Hee-chan has been a player that we have watched for years since Salzburg,” said Scott Selas, head of Wolverhampton’s headquarters who embraced Hwang Hee-chan. He is very talented and very versatile. In addition to being a striker, he can play all positions in the offensive field. “It will be a good option for our offense as a player who showed fantastic scoring skills in Salzburg,” he said.
Wolverhampton lost 0-1 to United in the presence of Hwang Hee-chan. Gave Mason Greenwood a run in the second half. Hwang Hee-chan’s performance became more urgent as he lost all the points until the third round.