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Report: Hwang Hee-Chan Set for Move to Leipzig

Red Bull Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-Chan is rumored to be on the move to RB Leipzig as a potential replacement for Timo Werner. The South Korean star has been a standout for Jesse Marsch and the Austrian Red Bull club but could be ready to take the next step to the German Bundesliga. The report from Sky Germany is not a surprise as Salzburg has effectively been a feeder club to Leipzig. Naby Keita, Dayot Upamecano, Konrad Laimer, Amadou Haidara and Hannes Wolf are just a few names that have made the move from Austria to Germany. All of the have had differing level of success and some have moved on for high transfer fees. Hwang could have an immediate chance to prove himself in a team that will be looking for a new striker. Werner's departure as well as the potential return of Patrik Schick to Roma, will open up opportunities, especially with Leipzig returning to the Champions League next season. Thus far Hwang has been incredibly effective in the Austrian Bundesliga since joining t

Veteran Keeper Alex Walke Returns to Salzburg for 2021

Veteran back-up goalkeeper Alexander Walke will be returning to Salzburg for the 2020-21 season after the team announced a one year extension. Walke has been with the club for the last decade and may be finishing his career with the club after the next season. "I am very pleased to be extending my contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg," said Walke. "My role in the team has changed a little recently, of course. I will continue to do everything I can to help the club, the team and the many young players we have with what I can offer as a footballer and also with my experience." Walke joined Salzburg from the German club Hansa Rostock in 2010. He only made four appearances that season but was quickly promoted to starter and notched over 200 appearances in goal for the club. Along the way he helped the team win seven consecutive championships and dominate the domestic league. Now, towards the end of his career, Walke seems committed to helping Salzburg groom the future sta

Werner Knew It He Would "Hurt" Leipzig in Champions League Hopes

Former RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has spoken with SportBuzzer about his move the Chelsea and how it was a choice he knew would hurt his former team's chance in the UEFA Champions League. Still, Werner stood by his decision and has no regrets about joining the major club from London. "I tried to keep out of the Champions League issue as much as I could," said Werner. "It was clear that I would have to hurt one side. That's why my agent finally agreed to it with the clubs." Werner's departure from Leipzig comes as the team prepares to enter the Champions League quarterfinals, a position they reached with the 90-plus-goal scoring striker. The unusual nature of this year's competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to games being played in August, the latest it has ever been contested. However, the rules for the transfer market have remained the same, meaning that Werner becomes a Chelsea player on July 1st.  What is even more perplexing is tha

Salzburg Wins Bundesliga! Locks in Double

Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg have accomplished quite the feat in winning the Austrian Bundesliga and securing the double. The win is the seventh league title in a row for Salzburg and the first for American manager Jesse Marsch, who battled an ever-evolving lineup throughout the campaign. "They are an unbelievable bunch," said Marsch after the win. "We have worked long and hard for it. It is a very special feeling for me."  The celebration followed a 3-0 win over TSV Hartsberg where Patson Daka continued his scoring ways. It was yet another example of how dominant Salzburg has been since returning to play, following the pandemic and how they were able to rally behind their new manager. "In the end we won as a team," said defender Andre Ramalho. "What we have here in Salzburg is very special. We have team spirit and a real winning mentality." The 2019-20 season may have been one of the more difficult for Salzburg as LASK pushed them to the b