RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-Chan has found it difficult to break into the first team on a constant basis and may now be on the move to West Ham United in the English Premier League. The report from Sky Sports states that the mid-table English club has money to spend following the transfer of Sebastian Haller which as brought in over 25 million euros to the club.
The South Korean striker made the move to Leipzig during the July transfer window and was set to be one of the options to replace Timo Werner. Early on it seemed as if the option was a wise one has Hwang scored in preseason but could not reproduce that in the league. Through six appearance he's had no goals and now found it difficult to break into the first team.
Hwang was impressive in his previous club, Red Bull Salzburg. Over four seasons he scored 45 goals with 11 of those coming in European play. Despite this success, he has been unable to reproduce those numbers under Julian Nagelsmann. The acquisition of Alexander Sorloth also pushed him down the depth chart as well.
Expectations weren't that Hwang would score 30 plus goals. It was thought that he would be part of a collective that made up the difference of Werner's loss. That has been the case in Leipzig but not with Hwang's participation.