Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-Jo is reportedly looking to make the switch from France to England and sign for English club West Ham. The Hammers seem to be the only club who are looking to acquire the services of the 29-year-old this summer. The reported sum is known to be around £6 million.
West Ham United has been balling since David Moyes has taken over. They have beaten all heavyweights of the league last season. But they have lacked a top-class striker to help the club take the next step. Michel Antonio has been a class player. But, it is difficult for him to do the job alone in all competitions and to have some competition.
David Moyes has a good opportunity to improve the squad depth of his team, especially the striker position. The 29-year-old South Korean has found the net 11 times and a further 2 assists in Ligue 1 last season. Moreover, he is capable of operating at different positions on the pitch and is very versatile, something that has caught the eye of Moyes.
Is Hwang Ui-Jo The Man For The Job?
Doubts have been raised over the fact that the South Korean may not be the best man for the job. The South Korean has not had any experience in the premier league whatsoever and it might be a big challenge for him to adjust to the fast and intense football in England.
Pundits have advised West Ham to go for other better options in the market rather than spending £6 million on a soon-to-be 30-year-old striker who is not more than a decent bench option. Although the striker is looking to part ways with the French club to come to England, he won’t come unless Moyes wants him.
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