German club side “RB Leipzig” confirms the signing of Hwang Hee-chan

RB Leipzig confirms the signing of South Korea “Hwang Hee-chan” from their sister club Red Bull Salzburg for a possible replacement of  “Timo Werner”, but the South Korea forward will be unavailable for the Champions League next month.
Reports revealed that the 24-year-old winger will inherits the number 11 shirt Timo Werner vacated when he left for Chelsea last month.
Hwang Hee-chan signed a five-year transfer contract reportedly worth nine million euros ($10 million).
From the clubs records, the south korea’s player is the 17th player in eight years to move from Salzburg to Leipzig as both clubs are backed by Austrian energy drink giant Red Bull.
"He fits perfectly into what we require, can play any position in attack, on the wing or acting as a central striker," said Leipzig sports director Markus Kroesche.
"With his speed and agility he makes our attack even more flexible."
So far Hwang Hee-chan has scored 16 goals making 22 assists in helping Salzburg win the Austrian league and cup double last term.
Last autumn, Hwang also bagged three goals in six Champions League matches in the group stages alongside Norwegian teen Erling Braut Haaland, who netted eight time in Europe before his January transfer to Dortmund.
This is the second stint in Germany for Hwang, who spent 2018/19 on loan at fallen giants Hamburg in the second division.



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