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President gives Wolves boost in striker search amid Nottingham Forest bid

Nantes president Waldemir Kita has given Premier League duo Wolves and Nottingham Forest a boost in the chase to sign Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui Jo,…

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Nantes president Waldemir Kita has given Premier League duo Wolves and Nottingham Forest a boost in the chase to sign Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui Jo, speaking to L’Equipe. 

The answer to your team’s goalscoring problems, it seems, may lie on the other side of the Channel. 

Everton are looking at Serhou Guirassy to ease the burden on Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Goodison Park. Strasbourg’s Ludovic Ajorque has interest from Wolverhampton to West London. 

And Hwang Ui Jo, one of the few players to emerge from the burning wreckage that was Bordeaux’s 2021/22 campaign with his reputation unscathed, could also be rewarded for his fine form in front of goal with a multi-million move to the Premier League. 

Bordeaux’s South Korean striker Hwang Ui Jo wants to leave France

According to L’Equipe, Nottingham Forest have had a £3.5 million bid accepted. Fulham are interested too, per The Standard. Hwang’s camp, however, are favouring a move to Molineux as things stand, with Wolves offering the late-blooming 29-year-old the chance to work alongside his fellow South Korea international Hwang Hee Chan in the Black Country. 

After four years, 29 goals and nearly 100 goals in France, it seems Hwang is ready for a change of scenery. Kita admits that Nantes, having installed the former Gamba Osaka star as their number one striker target, have had to accept defeat with Hwang setting his sights on a move away from French soil. 

“You can’t bring (in) a player by force,” admits the outspoken Kita.  

“(Nantes coach) Antoine (Kombouare) said it; He wanted Hwang but Hwang didn’t want to come. He wanted (to move) abroad. When a player doesn’t want to (sign), what can you do?” 

Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of Hwang could rest on how the Neal Maupay situation turns out. Forest appeared to be the frontrunners for the outgoing Brighton number nine, a £15 million deal reportedly close (The Athletic). 

Since then, however, Everton appear to have thrown their hat into the ring. Fulham are also in contention.

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