Hwang Hee-chan’s loan move to Wolves will be made permanent after the Premier League club activated a clause in the South Korea international’s loan agreement.
Hee-chan is currently five months into a season-long loan deal, but personal terms were agreed in the summer with the potential for Wolves to exercise an option in the loan agreement to make the deal permanent.
Wolves have now activated Hee-chan’s clause in order to make his move from RB Leipzig permanent, with a contract which will run until the summer of 2026.
Although he is currently recovering from an injury which has put him out of action for the past month, Hee-chan has made a big impact, scoring four times in his opening six appearances in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old – whose birthday is today – got off the mark quickly, scoring just minutes after coming off the bench in his first appearance to guide Wolves to their first league win of the season.
Hwang also scored a memorable brace in the Midlands club’s win over Newcastle, scoring again on the road at Elland Road against Leeds.
Since he arrived at Molineux, Hee-chan was voted as the club’s Player of the Month for September, while on the international stage, he has been influential in putting South Korea one step away from qualification for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.