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Luke Pawley

Forgotten Nottingham Forest man wanted in two-way transfer chase

Two MLS sides are interested in signing Nottingham Forest striker Hwang Ui-jo, according to a report.

Forest signed the 30-year-old in the summer transfer window, before immediately loaning him to Olympiacos, who are also owned by Forest chief Evangelos Marinakis.

He has not scored in 11 appearances for the Greek side and now looks set for pastures new in the January window. According to Greek outlet To10, MLS duo Atlanta United and Minnesota United are both keen on signing the South Korean.

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Minnesota tried to sign Hwang in the summer, but Forest beat them to the punch, signing the striker from French club Bordeaux for just £4million. They are now back in the mix but face competition from Atlanta.

The two United States clubs stand a good chance of signing Hwang as the striker is ineligible to play for another European club this season due to FIFA rules. He has already played for Bordeaux and Olympiacos so cannot played for a third club on the continent.

According to the report from Greece, the American clubs are both keen to sign Hwang on a permanent basis, rather than on loan. Given his failure at Olympiacos, Marinakis might be tempted to cut his losses on the striker.

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