Almost there, Hwang Hee-chan moved to Wolverhampton.
Bento striker Hwang Hee-chan (24, Leipzig) almost joined the Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the past, but failed due to coach Wolverhampton’s opposition, British media reported.
At that time, Wolverhampton’s coach Nunu Espiritu Santu is holding the helm of Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung-min’s team this season.
The British daily Telegraph mentioned the case of Hwang Hee-chan on the 23rd when Nunu introduced a story that he almost met with Leicester City midfielder Yuri Tillemans during the Wolves (Wolverhampton nickname).
Coach Nunu was recommended to Tillemance by the scout department, but he refused to do so, and Wolverhampton eventually missed the “good player.” Tilemance has established himself as a Premier League top central midfielder at Leicester.
The Telegraph cited Hwang Hee-chan as a similar example. Wolverhampton was named one of the two players that the club would miss due to Nunu’s personal choice.
According to the media, Hwang Hee chan’s transfer to Wolverhampton was in the final stages, but it was canceled when Nunu abruptly withdrew his bid like the Tilemance Case.
The timing is estimated to be around January 2020, when Hwang Hee chan played for his previous team, Red Bull Salzburg. At that time, he was strongly connected to Wolverhampton through various reports, but the transfer was not made.
Hwang Hee chan, who remained in Salzburg, moved to Leipzig, Germany, the parent company of Salzburg, half a year later. He played as a substitute in all three games (including cups) since the opening of this season.
Coach Nunu, who led Wolverhampton between 2017 and 2021, took Tottenham’s second consecutive win as current AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho.