Fulham are in a fight with tomorrow’s opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers for the signature of Bourdeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo, according to various reports.
The Ligue 2 side are holding out for around £4m for the South Korean international, according to the Daily Mail, after Wolves’ initial £2m offer was rejected. Fulham have joined the race for the 29 year-old forward, who has topped Bordeaux’s goalscoring charts for each of the past two seasons in Ligue 1. Hwang has scored 29 goals in 97 appearances since moving to France in 2019, including eleven goals as Les Girondins battled unsuccessfully against the drop last year.
Fulham are searching for an experienced understudy for Aleksandar Mitrovic, who started the season with a brace against Liverpool, in order to allow Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz to go out on loan. The 6ft 1in Hwang, who has 16 goals in 47 appearances for South Korea and was the top scorer as his country won the Asian Games back in 2018, may fit the bill with the Whites seeking a cut-price option as they work within tight Financial Fair Play constraints.
The Mail’s report also reiterates suggestions from Brazil that former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian, who has cancelled his contract with Corinthians, is due to land in London on Saturday to have discussions with Fulham about a move to Craven Cottage. The 34 year-old returned to his boyhood club last August after being released by the Gunners after a single season at the Emirates and is reportedly keen on coming back to England, where he has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.