In Spain, Lee Kang-in (22)’s advance to the summer Premier League is a foregone fact, but Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre has a different idea.
In an interview ahead of the match between Atletico Madrid and Spain’s Primera Liga on the 27th (Korean time), when asked about Lee Kang-in’s transfer rumors, he replied, “There is still a contract left.”
Lee Kang-in captivated scouts with his outstanding performance this season. Reporter Fabricio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, said on the 2nd, “Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca this summer. A number of EPL clubs are watching him and a transfer could be made within a few months. It’s an opportunity and Mallorca is an opportunity for financial gain.”
In England and Spain, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers reported interest in Lee Kang-in. Among them, Aston Villa, led by Unai Emery, who dealt with Lee Kang-in during Villarreal coaching, is said to be the most active. There was even a report that it was decided to pay Lee Kang-in’s buyout.
Lee Kang-in, who joined Mallorca in August 2021, has a contract until 2025.
However, even considering the remaining contract period, the variable is that there is a buyout clause in Lee Kang-in’s contract. Lee Kang-in’s buyout is known to be 18 million euros.
There was an offer to recruit Lee Kang-in in the winter transfer market last January, but coach Aguire and the Mallorca club both rejected it. 토스카지노
At the time, Aston Villa was one of the clubs that rejected an offer of 13.5 million euros in the winter transfer market, which was less than the buyout amount. However, as Lee Kang-in’s performance increased after the winter transfer market, it is known that Aston Villa as well as clubs that changed their minds to pay the buyout amount appeared.
Kang-in Lee led a 3-1 victory with multiple goals in the match against Getafe, and was selected as the best player of the match, while receiving attention from the Spanish football world. Mallorca praised Lee Kang-in as “King”, and he was named the best player in the 30th round by fans as well as the official Primera Liga Weekly Best 11.
Director Aguirre praised, “I believe in Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in is full of confidence.”
Then, when asked about the secret of Lee Kang-in’s success, he added, “I think it’s because he participated in the World Cup. He looks very comfortable right now.”