Bordeaux reject Minnesota United’s €5m Hwang Ui-Jo offer

As reported by L’Équipe, Bordeaux have received an offer of €5m for their South Korean international striker Hwang Ui-Jo from American MLS outfit Minnesota United.

However, despite the club’s relegation to Ligue 2 at the end of last season after a disastrous campaign that resulted in a bottom-placed finish, Les Girondins have rejected the US club’s offer and are looking for a higher fee.

Meanwhile, the 29-year-old prefers a move to elsewhere in Europe and has seen notable interest already this summer after 11 league goals last season. Last week, Strasbourg joined Nantes and Porto in the race to sign striker Hwang, who was then reportedly valued at €8m.

The Portuguese champions have also made an offer for the player but much will rest on Bordeaux’s appeal over their administrative relegation to the French third tier due to financial issues, which will be heard on Thursday.

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