Hwang ‘close’ to re-signing with Wolves to ‘triple salary’ in 2028+α…”will become franchise’s highest paid player”

December 14, 2023 | by

Wolverhampton Wanderers “Korean Guy” Hwang Hee-chan has signed a new long-term contract, joining the ranks of the club’s highest paid players.

“Wolves and Hwang have agreed a new deal,” Fabrizio Romano, a journalist familiar with European soccer news, reported on Wednesday (June 13). The new deal will run until June 2028, with an option to extend,” he reported.

“The new deal will put Hwang on the same level as the club’s highest-paid players and is a huge move by Wolves for one of their best players,” he added.

Now in his third season at Wolves after joining from Leipzig in the German Bundesliga in the summer of 2021, Hwang has enjoyed a career-best campaign this season without the hamstring (back thigh muscle) injury that has plagued him in the past.

Since the start of the 2023/24 season, Hwang has scored eight goals and provided two assists in the league so far, reaching double-digit attacking points for the first time since his Premier League debut. He has also scored a goal in the League Cup and is one goal away from his 10th goal of the season.

His incredible goal-scoring form has moved him into a tie for fifth place in the Premier League. Only four other Premier League players have scored more goals than Hwang this season: Elling Holland (Manchester City-14), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool-11), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur-10), and Jerrod Bojan (West Ham United-9).

More notably, Hwang has scored in six consecutive home games, the longest streak in Wolverhampton’s history. He has also scored in six consecutive games throughout September and October to give the team points at crucial times. He was named Wolverhampton’s Player of the Month for October, and has been supported by the home fans.

Hwang’s performances were enough for Wolverhampton to offer him a new contract. Global media outlet The Athletic reported in November that “Hwang’s existing contract does not end until 2026. He has become a key player for the team this season and the club wants to reward his performance with an additional contract,” said The Athletic in November.

“Hwang is keen to stay at Molineux and negotiations are progressing positively,” he continued, “He is known to enjoy working with manager Garry O’Neill and is expected to sign a contract extension,” indicating that a new deal is likely.

As interest focused on when the contract would be finalized, Italian journalist Niccolo Skira explained the details of the contract on social media on the 11th, saying, “Wolverhampton are working to extend the contract of Hwang Hee-chan until 2028”.

Later, Romano reported that Hwang had finally agreed to a five-year contract with Wolverhampton with an option to extend. The 1996-born Hwang’s contract with the club runs until 2028, which means he will play until he is 32 years old, meaning he will be in his prime at Wolverhampton.

In exchange for his new contract, Hwang joins the ranks of the club’s highest paid players. According to Sportrac, a website that estimates soccer players’ salaries, Wolverhampton’s highest paid player is Pablo Sarabia, who currently earns £4.68 million. Hwang Hee-chan, who currently earns £30,000 per week (about $50 million), earns £1.56 million (about $2.6 billion) per year.

If Hwang were to earn the same level of salary as Sarabia, he would earn nearly three times his current salary. 랭크카지노

The club’s decision to give Hwang such an extravagant deal is not only due to his outstanding performances this season, but also to the fact that Wolverhampton manager Gary O’Neill is keen to re-sign him.

When asked about re-signing Hwang in November, O’Neill said, “Of course I hope so. “I’m a big fan of Channy, so I hope it goes well,” O’Neill said in November when asked about the player’s future at the club.

“Channy” is Hwang’s nickname within Wolverhampton, a nickname based on his first name, much like South Korea national soccer team captain Son Heung-min is called “Sonny”.

“Since I arrived at the club, Hwang has been amazing. “His goals are very good, but I also like his professionalism and the way he always has a smile on his face and does what is asked of him with grit and determination,” he said.

“That’s right. He is an important player for the team and the club and I hope we can keep him for longer than his current contract.”

“He’s a key player for us, his eight goals are really impressive,” O’Neill said at the pre-match press conference for the 2023/24 Premier League Round 16 match against Nottingham Forest on Oct. 10. “He’s intelligent, he understands the game, he knows where to be, he knows when to score goals,” he said.

O’Neill’s wishes were fulfilled when Wolverhampton rewarded Hwang with a long-term contract, promising him the highest level of treatment at the club. Fans were eagerly awaiting the official announcement of Hwang’s new contract, as he has become arguably Wolverhampton’s best player.


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