Hwang-hee Chan more affordable for West Ham than Tammy Abraham
RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan is seen as a more “affordable” target for West Ham than Chelsea’s £40million-rated Tammy Abraham, according to the Telegraph.
The newspaper claims that David Moyes has insisted he’d be priced out of a move for the Stamford Bridge striker if Chelsea refuse to sell him for less than £40million.
However, it is understood that Hwang, 25, is seen as a cheaper alternative with Leipzig expected to allow the South Korea international to leave for £10million.
The Telegraph adds that Leipzig ” are set to listen to offers for a deal when the summer window opens”.
We should do better
West Ham have to absolutely nail their decision on who to sign as a new striker in the summer transfer window because so much is riding on it.
As it stands, Michail Antonio is the only striker at the club and he’s injury prone and never used to be a centre-forward.
This is so important and Moyes, David Sullivan and David Gold cannot get it wrong.
Hwang has scored just three goals since joining RB Leipzig last summer from Red Bull Salzburg. However, he’s made just 22 appearances in all competitions and only started two times.
We’d like to say ‘let’s give him a chance’ because he’s also been likened to Antonio a bit with Sky Sports journalist Tom Williams saying in January that Hwang is “quick, two-footed, he’s very mobile” and is “more of a No 9 with quite a stocky build and he gets in behind an awful lot”.
According to Sky in Germany, he also snubbed the chance to join Liverpool last year before opting to sign with RB Leipzig.
Hwang is definitely a good striker, there’s no denying that.
However, we demand someone who’s better than good.
We’re fed up of the underwhelming additions up front. We’re fed up of the club going for cheaper and more affordable alternatives when Abraham is there for the taking at Chelsea and has proven that he’s capable of scoring in the Premier League.
In other West Ham news, the Irons have made an enquiry about this box-to-box Premier League midfielder.