Everton are targetting a move for 26-year-old Wolves striker Hwang Hee-Chan if they fail in the pursuit of Ben Brereton-Diaz.
According to The Sun, Hwang Hee-Chan has emerged on Everton’s shortlist of forwards as they could make a late approach to sign the South Korean. The 26-year-old Wolves striker’s move may be contingent on failing to sign Blackburn’s Ben Brereton-Diaz.
Everton are desperate to improve their forward line before the transfer window shuts. The Toffees have been depleted of options during the summer after losing Richarlison to Tottenham. Additionally, the severe injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin has left them short in front areas.
Chelsea’s pursuit of Anthony Gordon has coupled the pressure on Frank Lampard to improve attacking areas, with the manager keen to bring new faces before the deadline. A few names are being discussed at Goodison Park, although the surety of acquiring those targets remains in question.
Everton edge closer to signing Neal Maupay from Brighton and wants another player to be added to their ranks. With Gordon looking increasingly likely to depart in the next few days, the other name is Blackburn’s Ben Brereton-Diaz.
Everton are in advanced talks for Brereton-Diaz, having made a reasonable offer worth £20 million. Blackburn are thought to be considering the proposal as they will lose the Chilean on a free transfer next summer. However, if the Toffees fail to sign the striker, they have an alternative in mind.
Wolves striker Hwang Hee-Chan has emerged on their shortlist, although there are doubts whether the Midlands club would like to sell him so late in the window. Pedro Neto will likely leave for Arsenal in the following days, and losing the South Korean would severely dent their chances this season.
In any case, Everton are considering approaching the 26-year-old South Korean if they fail in the pursuit of Brereton-Diaz. Whether Hwang Hee-Chan is open to signing for the Toffees could also come into the equation if Wolves are open to letting him leave.
The South Korean was signed for £15 million this summer after a successful loan spell at Molineux. Wolves would undoubtedly want to make a profit if they let him leave so early. They also value the South Korean highly, meaning their asking price could put Everton out of the race.
The market is expected to be busy leading to the transfer deadline, and Everton, in particular, could step up their hunt for a new striker. Whether that is Brereton-Diaz or Hwang Hee-Chan will have to be seen.