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'Little Kagawa' Ryu impresses Leverkusen defender Toprak

Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak has been pleasantly surprised by new signing Seung-woo Ryu.

The 20-year old forward is on loan from Jeju United for all of 2014 and performed well for die Werkself in the German clubs midseason training camp over winter.

"Ryu's a quite different kind of player - we haven't got anyone like him in our squad. He made a good impression at the training camp as well," Turkey international Toprak told who likened Ryu to Manchester United's Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa.

"He's a small, really nifty playmaker. We sometimes jokingly call him 'little Kagawa' in training.

"That's the kind of player we've been short of. We'll see how he progresses."

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