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back Bundesliga | 13.06.2013 14:16:02

Son moves to Leverkusen

  • On the move: Hamburger SV striker Heung Min Son has finalised a transfer to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, signing a five-year deal
  • Meanwhile, Andre Schürrle is on his way out of the club after a deal was struck to see him move to English Premier League side Chelsea

Leverkusen - Bayer 04 Leverkusen have completed the signing of South Korean international striker Heung Min Son from Hamburger SV.

The 20-year-old, who scored twelve goals and provided one assist in the Bundesliga season just past, has signed a five-year contract at the BayArena, meaning he will be a Werkself player until June 2018.

Key player

"In Heung Min Son we have signed a player who, despite his age, was a key player at Hamburger SV. He has huge potential and is exactly the type of player we are looking to bring into the club for next season when we compete in Europe," commented Leverkusen chairman Wolfgang Holzhauser.

Those sentiments were echoed by sporting director Rudi Völler, who added, "Heung Min Son is quick, agile, technically strong and has a fantastic shot. He will help us achieve our goals in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League."

Schürrle deal close

Meanwhile, Leverkusen and Premier League side Chelsea FC have reached a preliminary agreement regarding Andre Schürrle’s prospective transfer to the UEFA Europa League champions. At present, the legal formalities are yet to be set in stone, while the 22-year-old must also complete a mandatory medical check-up in London.

“We have made it clear from the very beginning that Andre Schürrle’s transfer to Chelsea would only be feasible providing we had an adequate replacement,” explained Holzhauser. “By signing Heung Min Son to a long-term contract we’ve brought in a top-class alternative. Therefore, from our perspective, there’s nothing else standing in the way of Andre Schürrle moving to England.”

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