Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan, according to the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old is in brilliant form and has caught the attention of a number of top clubs, with Palace monitoring the attacker as a potential transfer target.

Hwang’s most impressive performance came in the Champions League against the current holders, scoring in a thrilling encounter.

The Eagles target netted in a 4-3 loss to Liverpool, turning Virgil Van Dijk inside out before firing into the bottom corner.

Hwang has had a brilliant 2019/20 season so far, with seven goals and 10 assists from his opening 11 games, raising his profile and attracting attention from Palace.

The South Korea international is also on the radar of Arsenal, meaning that Roy Hodgson faces stern competition if he is to bring the impressive forward to Selhurst Park.

Last season Hwang had to prove his worth to Salzburg, spending a season-long loan with Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.

While the forward didn’t enjoy as much success in front of goal than he has this season, his two strikes in 21 appearances was enough to show he was deserving of a starting spot.

Any attacker that can cause as many problems for the usually water-tight Liverpool defence is an asset for any team, and Palace will be hoping they can secure the services of Hwang in the next transfer window.

Salzburg are likely to demand a huge fee for the 23-year-old, however the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the summer saw the Eagles cash in on a £50m deal.

Wilfried Zaha attempted to depart during the summer and is likely to try and force a move in January, and if he manufactures his way out of Selhurst Park then Hwang would be the perfect replacement for Palace.

The biggest stumbling block the club will face is the calibre of competition likely to rival the Eagles for his signature, and they will be hopeful they can win the race to sign the highly-rated prospect.


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