Anyone who watched RB Salzburg’s exhilarating Champions League clash with Liverpool at Anfield just over a week ago will have been impressed by the performance of striker Hwang Hee-chan and now it seems as though Palace are being linked with a move for him.
You might be wondering why a player who’s just dazzled on the biggest of European stages would be linked with a move to SE25 but it’s worth noting that this story comes primarily from The Mail before getting too excited.
They suggest that both Arsenal and ourselves have been keeping a close eye on the South Korean, who will reach the end of his Salzburg contract at the end of next season. Despite still being just 23 years old, the frontman has been on the Austrian outfit’s books since the start of 2016; a spell which has involved varying levels of success.
It’s fair to say that this campaign’s return of seven goals and ten assists in just 556 minutes of club football is mightily impressive but it wasn’t so long ago that the youngster was enduring an uninspiring loan spell over in Germany with Hamburg, where he notched just two goals and two assists across 20 appearances.
Could this term be a flash in the pan for Hwang or is it a case of a young player finally realising his true potential? One thing’s for sure, if Palace and Arsenal both go head-to-head for him, it’ll be seen as a serious coup if Hodgson comes out on top.