Leipzig confirmed the transfer of the guest who is to replace Timo Werner in their team. It won’t be an easy task but Hee-Chan Hwang will take it. RB Leipzig finds Hee-Chan Hwang as a Timo Werner’s successor from RB Salzburg for €9m on a five-year deal.
Timo Werner left for Chelsea, leaving 53 million euros in the club ticket office and a big gap in the squad. He was not a perfect player but still very important, crucial, and most effective for RB Leipzig. He became the runner-up of Bundesliga scorers (28 goals and 8 assists) and the best scorer in the club’s (short) history.
He had a very specific characteristic, through which not every player would be able to get into his shoes - just as Werner will not suit every style of play. However, Hee-Chan Hwang seems to be the type that should suit RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig have signed Hee-chan Hwang from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year contract ✅ pic.twitter.com/XG735ZxWip
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RB Leipzig Sports director Michael Krosche says earlier today that we’ve bought a player who suits our play style. He can play in any position in the attack, as a central striker and also converges to the sides. Thanks to its speed and agility, it will give our offensive additional flexibility.
Many website writers including kicker wright that the Korean cost Leipzig EUR 9 million-plus a potential EUR 5 million in bonuses. However, It should be remembered that he came to Germany from RB Salzburg, the sister club of Leipzig which was also founded by the giant Red Bull.
So how much did Hee-Chan Hwang really cost? Did it cost something? It is not known and how it was with the previous 19 players who switched Salzburg to Leipzig.
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In the game style, Hee-Chan Hwang is a very similar player perhaps a little less chaotic. He is also fast, he is also on his feet, he prefers to assist - he scored 16 goals and 22 assists this season. The jump from the Austrian to the German Bundesliga does not have to succeed though and it will be easier because both clubs under the RB sign prefer a similar style of playing.
Hee-Chan Hwang was already in Germany. He spent the 2018/19 games on loan at the second league HSV, where he did well. Maybe he would do better this time.