Hwang Ui-jo will likely stay with Bordeaux for the rest of the season after achieving a hat trick last Sunday. But, according to football betting experts, the team will turn down offers for the striker as Bordeaux tries to prevent relegation this year.
Hwang scored three goals in a win against Strasbourg Sunday. All goals were impressive as he capitalized on his accuracy and speed. Also, he scored two goals from outside the penalty box. His hat trick gave Bordeaux the lead after losing three games. In addition, the team is 17th out of 20 teams in the league.
Hwang is now the top Asian scorer in French football history. According to sports betting reports, he overtook Park Chu-young’s record of 25 goals. Also, at present, Hwang has 27 goals. Despite Hwang’s scoring prowess, his name always comes up in transfer rumors.
Hwang Ui-jo Will Likely Stay with Bordeaux
Last year, Hwang led Bordeaux in scoring with 12 goals. However, he was linked to transfer rumors across Europe. According to football betting Korea reports, a deal with the Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon or an anonymous Russian team fell through in the last moments of the transfer window.
Hwang’s transfer rumors are primarily due to economics. Although he is a vital part of the roster, the team sees him as an easy way to earn money. As a result, the official Ligue 1 site even included him in the list of top players to look for during the transfer window.
Hwang’s name appeared on transfer rumors again during the January transfer window. Also, Bordeaux needed money, and Hwang’s performance made him a strong candidate. However, his hat trick last Sunday would remove his name in the transfer pool.
According to reports, Bordeaux rejected a $17 million offer for Hwang. However, the team needs his scoring ability to prevent relegation this year.