At the end of the winter transfer market, the possibility of Lee Kang-in (Mallorca)’s transfer is attracting attention.
On the 26th (Korean time), reporter Matteo Moreto of the Spanish media ‘Le Revo’ reported on the progress of his Lee Kang-in transfer through his Twitter account. “Mallorca do not want to hear January transfer offers, but they are open to summer transfers. Currently, two clubs have offered more than 10 million euros (approximately 13.4 billion won). The club is Brighton & Hove Albion (England) and Spanish La Liga team. The conversation will continue for several days.”
Lee Kang-in is showing a step forward this season. He received great trust from coach Javier Aguirre and established himself as a solid starting pitcher, leading Mallorca’s attack in harmony with tall striker Vedat Muriki. He has 2 goals and 3 assists in 17 Spanish La Liga games. He also participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and recorded an assist against Ghana.
As Lee Kang-in, who was only evaluated as a promising player, gradually showed a full bloom, clubs showing interest began to appear. Reporter Moreto reported earlier this month that the possibility of Lee Kang-in’s transfer was very high, and that Aston Villa and others were watching. The names of the clubs targeting Lee Kang-in were further revealed through other local media, and Newcastle United of the English Premier League (EPL), Burnley of the English Championship (Part 2), and Feyenoord of the Netherlands Eredivisie were mentioned. 안전놀이터
The Lee Kang-in transfer rumor, which had been quiet since the beginning of the transfer market, began to flare up again ahead of the transfer market deadline. It is observed that Lee Kang-in seems to be dissatisfied with the club that does not allow him to transfer. After it was known that Lee Kang-in unfollowed his team Mallorca’s account on social media, on the 25th the Spanish media ‘Marca’ reported that Lee Kang-in did not understand Mallorca, who had blocked the offer to him in advance.
Correspondent Moreto then revealed that there are clubs with proposals of over 10 million euros to Lee Kang-in. Along with Brighton, Mallorca’s local magazine ‘Ultima Ora’ pointed to Atletico Madrid as another La Liga club interested in Lee Kang-in. Atletico, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, are currently building a three-final system in La Liga. He is in 4th place this season.
Although the names of various clubs are rising as candidates for the next destination, it is still unknown whether Lee Kang-in’s transfer will become a reality. In order to overcome Mallorca’s stubborn attitude, it is expected that an offer of 17 million euros (approximately 22.9 billion won), known as Lee Kang-in’s buyout amount, will be needed in excess of 10 million euros.