By Joe Ellis

26th Jun, 2022 | 11:10am

West Ham United-linked Hwang Ui Jo wants Premier League transfer

Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo is keen on a move to the Premier League with West Ham United the only English side interested, according to Football Asian.

The French club are in desperate need of cash as they face the threat of being relegated to the third tier for financial reasons following their legitimate relegation from the top division in 2021-22.

As a result, their top scorer is attracting plenty of clubs from across Europe with Football Asian, who have more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers and gained an exclusive interview with former Japan manager Philippe Troussier, reporting that FC Porto are the latest side to enter the race.

No other Premier League side has shown any serious interest in the 29-year-old South Korean international despite him being available for just £6.8million this summer and having contributed 11 goals to Bordeaux’s tally last term.

While Ui-Jo is on the list for David Moyes, West Ham are likely to give a move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja the priority which has opened the door for Porto and Marseille to take the early lead in the race.

Alternative

You can hardly blame the Irons for chasing a deal to sign Broja after he burst onto the scene with such presence last season while on loan at Southampton.

Chelsea appear to be willing to negotiate for the Albanian but he would likely come at a much more significant cost than Ui-Jo would be available for.

It might not be the worst idea in the world to make a big move to sign the South Korean this summer while he is available on the cheap given the huge benefits that could come with his arrival.

Not only would we have a player who tallied up double figures in goals last season but as we have seen with Heung-Min Son across the capital at Tottenham Hotspur, the South Korean people are football crazy.

If we were to sign the 29-year-old, we can expect our commercial revenue to skyrocket with shirts and memorabilia relating to Ui-Jo being snapped up in an instant by those in Asia which would generate even more income that we can then reinvest in the squad.