There are at least four teams seeking to recruit Lee Kang-in (21, Mallorca).
The news that Lee Kang-in could leave Mallorca and transfer to a new team through the transfer market this winter came out on the 7th (Korean time). Spanish media ‘Lelebo’ said, “The possibility of Lee Kang-in’s transfer is 90%. He will be leaving for either the English Premier League (EPL) or the Dutch Eredivisie.”
Among them, the teams that want Lee Kang-in in England are Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and Burnley. Newcastle is currently in the stage of being reborn as a big club with the capital of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned fund (PIF) on its back. They are in third place in the Premier League for the 2022-23 season. Right after Arsenal and Manchester City. Last season was 11th.
Lee Kang-in’s contract with Mallorca expires in the summer of 2025. This is the point at which there are two years and six months left on the contract. Lee Kang-in’s buyout is 17 million euros (approximately 23 billion won). If another team offers a transfer fee of 23 billion won, Lee Kang-in can be recruited without much trouble. 메이저사이트
Besides Newcastle, Aston Villa is also active. Aston Villa, who sacked manager Steven Gerrard in October and appointed manager Unai Emery, are keen on reinforcing their squad. As coach Emery led Spain’s Villarreal from 2020 to 2022, he has seen Lee Kang-in’s skills with his own eyes.
Previously, in November, Premier League club scouts traveled to Spain to check Lee Kang-in’s performance. The media explained, “Premier League scouts went back to see Kang-in Lee in the Mallorca-Atletico Madrid match.” At that time, Lee Kang-in started and played the ground until the 27th minute of the second half. Mallorca won 1-0.
Burnley, currently in 18th place in the Premier League, and Feyenoord, in 1st place in the Eredivisie, are also said to have shown interest in signing Kang-in Lee. Attention is focusing on whether Lee Kang-in, who raised his share price at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, will be able to move his team this winter.