Pundit claims Hwang's 'price has just gone up' after source's update on Wolves January deal
Alan Hutton has suggested Hwang Hee-chan’s value could skyrocket at Wolves amid reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester City.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider,the former Aston Villa star insisted interested teams would have to pay significantly more than when he moved to England on loan from RB Leipzig.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Wolves are working on a deal to sign Hwang, 25, permanently in January as rival interest builds.
The Midlands outfit have an option to buy the striker, with Sky Sports reporting the clause stands at around £13million.
However, with Premier League giants reportedly in the hunt, Hutton has suggested the asking price would be much more now.
“I can imagine the price has just went up,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
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“That always happens. You look at the likes of Tyrone Mings and his situation.
“He comes to Villa, does really well and it’s like: ‘Oh, wait a minute, the price has doubled.’
“It’s always the same. It will be the exact same for him, no doubt.”
Hwang has been a standout performer for Wolves since moving to Molineux.
He has scored four goals in eight appearances for Bruno Lage’s men.
The 43-cap South Korea international has proven his versatility during his time in England.
Lage has used the forward as a winger, an attacking midfielder and an out-and-out striker.
Wolves can also call upon Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva as centre-forwards.
Hwang, who also spent time at RB Salzburg, is under contract at Leipzig until 2025.