South Korean journalist Sungmo Lee has made an unbelievable claim about Nottingham Forest-owned striker Hwang Ui-jo. The striker joined Norwich City on a season-long loan back on transfer deadline day.
Now, the journalist has been quizzed on BBC Norfolk about the international striker. Journalist Rob Butler tried to get the lowdown on Hwang ahead of him possibly making his debut for the Canaries this weekend.
Hwang has never made a competitive appearance for the Reds. He signed from Bordeaux last summer for around £4 million but was immediately loaned to Olympiacos and in January he went to FC Seoul.
During the pre-season campaign, Hwang looked pretty lively for Forest. Still, it was always hard to imagine him making an impact in a division as demanding as the Premier League.
With that in mind, the 31-year-old signed for Norwich on loan and he will relish the chance to make a name for himself in England.
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Lee believes that the Canaries have signed a top player. In fact, he’s of the belief that Hwang is actually one of the best around!
He told BBC Radio Norfolk: “When he is in form, he is really one of the best strikers in the world. Really. He can score anywhere on the pitch; left side, right side, the middle. He’s quite good at headers as well.”
Journalist makes astonishing claim about Forest-owned Hwang
The Reds fan base will be shocked to hear this. As much as Hwang worked his proverbials off in the summer, calling him one of the best in the world is a big stretch.
Forest landed Divock Origi on the transfer deadline day. As a result, it made perfect sense for the club to allow Hwang to head out on loan for the remainder of the season.
Hwang will hope to prove his worth in English football during his time in the EFL. He’s unlikely to get a chance with Forest and this could actually be his gateway to a permanent transfer.