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Leicester City plot a January move for Wolves forward – What would he add to the team?

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Leicester City are looking to bolster their frontline in January and have reportedly set their sights on Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Hwang Hee-chan.

According to Football Insider, Hwang’s performances for Wolves this season have attracted the attention of the Foxes, who are lining up a move.

Wolves have an option to buy the South Korean forward for a fee in the region of £13million next summer, but Leicester could swoop in with an offer in January.

The 25-year-old arrived at the Molineux on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig and has scored four goals in just 12 league appearances for Wolves.

Hwang, who has won 43 caps for South Korea, has four years left on his current deal with Leipzig.

What would Hwang Hee-chan add to Leicester City?

With the likes of Kelechi Iheanachi and Patson Daka yet to hit top form, Leicester have been heavily reliant on Jamie Vardy for goals once again this season. The Englishman has netted nine times in all competitions and is the Foxes’ leading goal-scorer.

But Vardy turns 35 in January and his contract is set to run out in a couple of seasons. As such, Leicester need to look at signing a long-term replacement for the Englishman and Hwang Hee-chan could be the ideal candidate.

The South Korean is similar to Vardy in the sense that he has blistering pace and great movement. He also has fantastic footwork and agility, which allows him to dribble out of tight spaces. He is versatile and can play anywhere across the frontline.

The 25-year-old is also decent in possession and can contribute to Leicester’s build-up play. However, unlike Vardy, Hwang is not an out-and-out goal-scorer and has the tendency to spurn opportunities in front of goal. That’s an area of his game he will have to develop if he is to succeed in the Premier League.

After successive fifth-place finishes in the Premier League, Leicester have failed to kick on and find themselves eighth this season. They need new faces to freshen up their attack in January and a move for Hwang could be a shrewd piece of business in the long run.

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