According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are pursuing Red Bull Salzburg attacker Hwang Hee-chan ahead of the summer window.
It’s claimed that Everton are having to adjust their transfer plans. The global pandemic means that they may not be able to splash huge cash, and the Toffees are considering alternative targets.
The only player mentioned as an active target is Hwang. Everton will allegedly ‘prioritise quality over quantity’ whenever the window opens, with the South Korean star wanted.
The focus at Salzburg this season has been on Dominik Szoboszlai, as well as now-departed Erling Haaland and Takumi Minaimino, but Hwang has enjoyed a strong season too.
With 13 goals and 16 assists in 29 outings, Hwang is averaging a goal involvement in every game. Predominantly a striker, Hwang can also play on either flank.
Hwang has been tipped for a bright future for some time, but lost his way in 2018. He joined Hamburg on loan following their relegation to Germany’s second tier, but managed just two goals in 21 games.
He has hit back with great displays this season, and fans may remember him for giving Virgil van Dijk some trouble in the Champions League earlier this term.
That sparked Premier League interest. Arsenal wanted him earlier this season according to the Daily Mail, whilst Everton could be hijacking Wolves too.
According to Wolves Bite, Wolves had a £19million January deal in mind, but Salzburg forced them to wait after selling Haaland and Minamino. Everton are now joining the race, and may hope to beat their Premier League rivals.