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KBS: Hwang Hee-chan to join RB Leipzig from Salzburg

Hwang Hee-chan is on the verge of swapping Red Bull Salzburg for RB Leipzig, according to reports from South Korea.

An insider told the KBS network (via Fussball Transfers) in the player’s homeland that ‘there will be an official announcement soon’.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move Leipzig as a potential replacement for Timo Werner, who has joined Chelsea.

And if reports emanating from Korea are true, he will follow the path of others by swapping Salzburg for Leipzig.

Hee-chan is no stranger to German football, having spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Hamburg in the 2. Bundesliga.

Injuries hampered him during that spell (20 games, two goals, two assists) but he is now a much improved player.

Impressive stats

Hee-chan has a remarkable 36 goal contributions (16 goals, 21 assists) in 37 appearances across all competitions this season.

He has also proven he can perform on a larger stage, shining in this season’s Champions League for Salzburg.

In six appearances, the forward scored three goals (against Genk x2 and Liverpool) and delivered five assists (against Genk x2, Napoli x2 and Liverpool).

The former Pohang Steelers player has featured 32 times for South Korea, scoring three goals.

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