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Leipzig Sign Hee-chan Hwang from Red Bull Salzburg


Red Bull Salzburg feed the mothership again, this time by moving strike Hee-chan Hwang to RB Leipzig. The South Korean striker joins after his most successful season in Austria, winning both the Austrian Cup and Bundesliga.

"I want to help the team continue to be as successful as possible and achieve this young club's ambitious goal," said Hwang. "The club's aim and style of football are both perfect for me. I want to take my next step as a professional here in Leipzig. On top of that, I want to score as many goals as possible."

Hwang joins Leipzig after four seasons in Salzburg where he scored 45 goals in 126 appearances. He wasn't always a strike option. At first he provided support on the wings while players like Takumi Minamino and Munas Dabbur carried the burden of scoring goals. It wasn't until this current season that he was asked to do more and he excelled in that role. 

"He can play in any attacking position," said Sporting Director Markus Krosche. "He makes our attack more flexible with his speed and mobility. He had a great season in Austria, as both a goal scorer and a provider, and he particularly impressed in the Champions League."

More than likely, Hwang won't be available for the return to the UEFA Champions League. However, he is a much needed asset following the departure of Timo Werner. He enters and offense that still has Yussuf Poulsen and is working to retain the talents of Patrik Schick. The situation certainly lends itself to opportunity and that is something that Hwang has proven he has earned in his time in the Red Bull system.

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