Hee-Chan Hwang has played with his performances in the storm of FC Red Bull Salzburg. Sports director Christoph Freund has now confirmed the interest of several clubs in the South Korean, including RB Leipzig.
“He has only one year left of his contract, which he may not be extending. Of course I am in talks with him, I do not rule out that he will take the next step in the summer,” Freund said in an interview Sky a transfer in prospect.
He also specified where the journey for the 24-year-old should go: “There are some inquiries, yes. Among other things, from Leipzig. One or the other Premier League club has already registered. Hee-Chan is also interested in that . “
In January 2015, Hwang moved from his home to FC Liefering on a free transfer, where he was slowly introduced to the Bulls’ professionals. After a loan year in the 2018/19 season at HSV, Hwang was one of the top attackers behind Erling Haaland alongside Patson Daka. So far, he has played over 120 games for Salzburg and scored 71 scorer points (44 goals, 27 assists).
Should Hwang actually leave the club, Daka, record-breaking Noah Okafor, Karim Adeyemi, Sekou Koita and Mergim Berisha would be five more strikers in the Salzburg squad anyway. Samuel Tetteh will also return from his loan at LASK in summer, the same applies to Smail Prevljak (KAS Eupen).
Dominik Szoboszlai? “No club has actively registered”
While Hwang’s farewell from Salzburg should be almost fixed, sports director Freund denied the alleged interest of several top clubs in Dominik Szoboszlai. The midfielder was recently associated with Paris Saint-Germain.
“I can deny it. PSG didn’t contact us,” said Freund. “Two weeks ago we discussed that the players are not yet ready to take the next step. Now it should be so far. It is unbelievable how quickly this can be done. No club has actively contacted us for Dom If he continues like this, it may well be that he arouses interest. “
And further: “Many European clubs look to Salzburg to see how players – but also coaches – develop. That makes us incredibly proud. It’s great when so many careers start here with us.”