we are delighted to have secured the services of a key player for some time to come. Hee Chan Hwang has signed a one-year extension to his contract until 30 June 2021.

The attacker, who has been capped twice by South Korea, came to Salzburg in January 2015, where he first appeared for FC Liefering before making the FC Red Bull Salzburg squad and becoming a permanent part of the first team just one year later. Since last season he has become an indispensable player for the team, and a superb example of our club's player development. The 21-year-old has scored 23 goals in 62 competitive appearances. He recently won the major honour of Asian Young Player of the Year 2017.

Our delighted sporting director Christoph Freund said:

Chan has developed superbly with us, has become an important player for FC Red Bull Salzburg as well as the South Korean national team. His dynamism and determined playing style are impressive. We are pleased to have Chan back fit after a long injury break, and to be able to extend his contract ahead of time without a buyout clause.

Hee Chan Hwang explains:

I am delighted to have extended my contract. It motivates me to give my best for the team. I want to develop as well as I can here, and I will give my all to win as many matches as possible.