Liverpool will miss out on target Hee-Chan Hwang, according to reports. They’ve got a better option waiting in reserve, however.
This comes from Sky Germany, who claim that Liverpool want Hwang from RB Salzburg. They’re not the only ones, though, as both Wolves and RB Leipzig want the player.
And the latter has supposedly won the race. They’ll bring the forward from their ‘sister club’ this summer for around £9m – a replacement for Timo Werner, it seems.
Liverpool have already done business with Salzburg, of course. Takumi Minamino arrived in January after impressing against the Reds in the Champions League.
Hwang impressed in those two games, too. He bagged a memorable Anfield goal, for one, turning Virgil van Dijk and firing in a great finish. That appears to have caught the eye at Liverpool – but they weren’t able to get this deal done.
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We don’t know why this one failed – assuming the report is accurate. It could be that Liverpool aren’t able to give Hwang a regular role like Leipzig. It could simply be that the Reds don’t want to spend £9m right now.
Either way, we’re not too upset. Hwang certainly did impress against Liverpool and would be a decent addition, but we think there’s better already at the club.
Well, not at the club right now as he’s on loan at Swansea – Rhian Brewster. The 20-year-old is impressing in Wales, scoring six goals since joining them.
That includes three in his last five, while it was his free-kick that led to their equaliser against Milwall this week.
Brewster is showing that he can turn his ability into performances in senior football. That was, really, the one doubt over him as he’s always looked a very promising player.
As a result, he surely deserves a chance in the Liverpool squad next season. Instead of £9m on 24-year-old Hwang, Liverpool can hand game-time to Brewster and see if he can live up to his considerable potential. If he can, there will be few regrets over missing out on Hwang.