RB Leipzig sign Timo Werner's replacement
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RB Leipzig sign Timo Werner's replacement

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig has signed South Korean attacker Hwang Hee-chan as a replacement for Timo Werner who has left for Chelsea FC.

Chan, however, won’t be available for the club’s Champions League tie set to start next month as per the UEFA rules but he has already been handed the number 11 shirt vacated by Werner.

The 24-year-old striker has signed a five-year contract from Leipzig sister club Red Bull Salzburg with the deal reportedly worth €9 million

Speaking about the signing, Leipzig sports director Markus Kroesche said: “He fits perfectly into what we require, can play any position in attack, on the wing or acting as a central striker.

“With his speed and agility, he makes our attack even more flexible.”

Leipzig, who finished third in the Bundesliga last season and knocked out Tottenham in the last 16, will discover their quarter-final opponents in Friday’s Champions League draw.

Hwang has scored 16 goals and assisted another 22 in helping Salzburg win the Austrian league and cup double last season.