South Korean striker Hwang Hee-chan could be coached by Jose Mourinho, as he is reportedly set to leave his club Wolverhampton for Italian giants AS Roma.
“Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan could be in Roma’s future,” the Italian publication Calciolan reported on Monday (Aug. 9). “Roma could bring Hwang for a fee not exceeding 10 million euros (about $14 billion),” the publication said.
“Tammy Abraham and Andrea Belotti balance the squad, but Mourinho and Thiago Pinto are ready to make a move for Hwang. I’m sure Hwang is waiting for the call,” he added, referring to the potential signing of Hwang.
Roma is a prestigious team that represents Italy. They have won three Serie A titles and nine Coppa Italia titles. Francesco Totti, Capu, Vincenzo Montella, Carlo Ancelotti, Rudi Pohl, Gabriel Batistuta, and many other legends have played for Roma.
A perennial league powerhouse in the mid-to-late 2000s, Roma has faded from title contention in recent seasons, but since Mourinho’s arrival, the club has regained its competitive edge.
They won the UEFA Europa Conference last season, their first trophy in 14 seasons since the 2007/08 campaign, and this season they did well in the top flight, reaching the final and finishing runners-up in the Europa League. They will play in the Europa League again next season 메이저놀이터.
Moving to Roma is also a new challenge for Hwang Hee-chan. At Wolverhampton, he struggled to compete for a starting spot due to frequent injuries and poor performances, but a move to Roma would give him a bit more of a chance, especially with star striker Tammy Abraham sidelined with a long-term injury.
Another star striker, Paulo Dybala, has also been rumored to be on his way out, while rotation member Andrea Belotti has been disappointing, failing to score a goal in 31 league appearances.
If Hwang can stay fit, he should be able to compete for a spot at Roma.
Meanwhile, Hwang is prioritizing staying at Wolverhampton.
In an interview with the club’s media on July 7, he said, “We stayed in the Premier League as we wanted to. It wasn’t easy, but the support of the fans really helped us,” he said, adding, “The goal for next season is to be in the best position. I want to achieve something here, and I want to go to Europe with the team,” he said, adding his thoughts on the latest transfer speculation.
If Hwang does pull on the Roma jersey, he will become the fourth South Korean player to play in Serie A, joining the likes of Lee Seung-hwan (2000-Perugia), Lee Seung-woo (2017-Verona) and Kim Min-jae (2022-Napoli),