Hwang Eui-jo’s club Nottingham Forest is in danger of being embroiled in a legal battle over wage arrears.

“Nottingham Forest owe millions of pounds in wage arrears to players and agents and could face serious consequences if they don’t settle up immediately,” the UK’s Daily Mail reported on July 4 (KST).

According to the report, Nottingham was supposed to pay players who left the club this summer their wages, including last season’s bonuses, by the end of July, but that didn’t happen. The club is also reportedly owed millions of pounds by several agents. They are now considering legal action and are ready to escalate the matter if Nottingham do not resolve the issue immediately.

The Daily Mail said: “Delays in wage arrears could have serious consequences. Nottingham, who won promotion from the second tier Championship last season, spent an extensive summer transfer window bringing in 21 players in the summer transfer window alone. By the end of the year, that number had reached 30, leaving them with a hefty bill to pay their agents,” explains how this happened.

“We had a lot of turnover this summer, with six players leaving as free agents. Nottingham declined to comment on the situation, but players who remain with the club are expected to receive their bonuses at the end of the month, and those who have left are expected to receive them around the same time,” he said, adding that they will have to wait until the end of August.

Nottingham, which features international striker Hwang Eui-jo, won promotion to the Premier League last season and narrowly missed out on staying up, finishing 16th in the league. It has been a relatively quiet transfer window compared to last year, with only three signings this summer – Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga, Newcastle striker Chris Wood and Torino right-back Ola Aina.

After returning from loan spells with Olympiakos and FC Seoul, Hwang Ui-jo scored the winning goal in the first pre-season game against Notts County as a second-half substitute to secure a 1-0 victory. He started the next game against Valencia and looked to be in contention for a starting spot ahead of the new season, but the game ended goalless and he has since made substitute appearances against Levante, Leeds United, and PSV Eindhoven. 먹튀검증

On March 3, he made his first start in a long time in a friendly against Stade Rennes in France, playing the full 80 minutes, but Nottingham hung their heads in shame in a 0-5 defeat.

Nottingham play their final pre-season friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt on May 5, before opening the 2023/24 Premier League season against Arsenal at London’s Emirates Stadium on May 12.