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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 the club in 2016. Overall he has scored 45 goals in all competitions and 11 in 25 games in 2020. He has also been incredibly diverse for manager Jesse Marsch, playing on the wing at times and providing service to strikers like Patson Daka.

Salzburg Sporting Director Chrisoph Freund has confirmed contact between the two teams which may mean the move may come sooner rather than later.


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