Atletico Madrid obviously want Lee Kang-in, but funding could be an issue.
Spain’s ‘As’ said on the 8th (Korean time), “Atletico is one of the clubs that are most interested in Lee Kang-in. They tried to recruit Lee Kang-in in the transfer market last January. We plan to try again this summer. The problem is 20 million euros. (about 29.2 billion won) and competition with Tottenham.”
The 20 million euro price is a problem because Atlético is not in a financially rich situation. Even until the 2019-20 season, Atletico has spent more than 100 million euros (approximately 146 billion won) in player transfer fees every season. In particular, in the 2019-20 season, he showed a bold investment by investing 127 million euros (about 185.5 billion won) in Joao Felix. 메이저놀이터
However, the situation has changed due to COVID-19. Atletico also found it difficult to spend a lot of money in the transfer market as their income fell significantly due to Corona. This can be clearly seen by looking at the spending statistics for the last three seasons. In the 2020-21 season, a total of 91 million euros (about 132.9 billion won) was spent, and in the 2021-22 season, only 80.7 million euros (about 117.9 billion won) were spent. This season, he spent only 29.5 million euros (approximately 43.1 billion won). I can feel that my wallet situation is getting worse and worse.
There are still many clubs that are overcoming the financial catastrophe caused by Corona. In short, Barcelona in the same league is also struggling to bring Lionel Messi, but it is struggling due to lack of financial ability.
Before the corona era, 20 million euros would not have been difficult for Atletico to pay, but now even this has become money that cannot be used carelessly. It is even more difficult if the competing team is a Premier League (EPL) team. Tottenham is a team with more financial leeway than Atletico.