June 29, 2022

South Korean forward football player Hwang Hee-chan has been signed under Wolverhampton Wanderers’ and will be with the Premier League club until 2026.

The football club on Wednesday (local time) announced that they have exercised the option to sign the forward to a permanent deal on July 1 this year, following the end of his current loan deal from the German side RB Leipzig.

Hwang had joined Wolves at the end of August on loan for the rest of the 2021-2022 season along with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer.

Wolves have locked him down for four more years as Hwang have made a quick impact with four goals in his first six Premier League matches. During his first match for Wolves he had scored his first goal and lifted them to their first Premier League win of the season on Sept. 11. Late in September, he was named the club’s Player of the Month.

According to Hwang on the club’s official website, he commented that he is very happy to be with Wolves until 2026. He is very happy to play for a team with a really good manager and great teammates.

Wolves’ technical director, Scott Sellars noted how quickly the player was able to settle in with the new club.

He went on to comment that they could see straight from their first meeting with him that Hee-chan is a focused and determined young man who wants to be successful in his football career. While he has also shown a lot of determination, a lot of focus and certainly a lot of professionalism every day.

Hwang, who celebrated his 26th birthday Wednesday, since mid-December has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.