Nottingham Forest striker Hwang Ui-jo is heading to Norwich City on a season-long loan. The Reds player is heading to the EFL outfit this evening to sign on the dotted line.

The talisman was expected to get a bit of a chance at the City Ground after starting the season as a backup striker. Hwang joined the Reds from Bordeaux last summer.

Forest Hwang
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Following his arrival at the City Ground, Hwang was sent straight on loan to Olympiacos. A change of management at the Greek club didn’t help his case for senior football though and he headed to FC Seoul for the second half of the season.

Hwang is a South Korean international and he did look a little bit like a strange signing last summer. At 31-years-old, it does seem unlikely that he will ever play a competitive game in the Garibaldi.

Now, Foot Mercato claim that Hwang is heading to Norwich. The Canaries have made a good start in the EFL this season and David Wagner has them playing some good stuff.

Forest have Taiwo Awoniyi in their squad as the main talisman. He is backed up by Chris Wood at the moment, with Divock Origi set to join the club on loan from AC Milan.

Forest striker Hwang set to sign for Norwich

This looks like a useful deal for all parties. Forest streamline their squad even further, whilst Hwang gets to play a full season of football with a Championship outfit.

Hwang was never going to feature once Forest completed all of their business. The striker is a player that the Reds signed with the clear intention of utilising if they’d lost their Premier League status last season.

Forest Hwang
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The striker featured regularly during pre-season for Forest. He scored the winner against Notts County and looked pretty lively whenever he was called upon.

Now, the hope will be that he can kick on in English football. Forest will hope that he can do that and the club can make some money on him further down the line.

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