Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) transfer rumors continue to rise.
On the 9th (Korean time), reporter Mateo Moreto of the Spanish media ‘Lerevo’ reported on Lee Kang-in’s transfer status through his Twitter account. “The starting price is 15 million euros (approximately 19.9 billion won) including options. Aston Villa is interested, but not the most advanced club. They are targeting other players first. Mallorca is waiting for an official offer,” he said.
Lee Kang-in is showing his potential this season, 스포츠토토 receiving great trust from Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre. He is recording 2 goals and 3 assists in 16 Spanish La Liga games while leading the attack with tall striker Vedat Muriki. In his most recent game, against Real Valladolid in the 16th round of the league on the 8th, he made the most key passes (passes that led to teammates’ shots) among players from both teams, even though he was substituted in the 17th minute of the second half. Right before the end, he even served as the starting point for the ‘theatrical final goal’ through a sharp cross.
He also proved his international competitiveness in the national team. He was selected for the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and participated in all four matches played by Korea. He showed sharp kicking skills and assisted Cho Kyu-seong’s goal in the second game of the group stage.
As Lee Kang-in gradually shows a full bloom, interest in Lee Kang-in is also getting hotter. As it is known that the buyout clause is only at the level of 17 million euros (approximately 22.6 billion won), there is a prospect that it can be transferred through the winter transfer market right away. On the 7th, reporter Moreto said through ‘Rerevo’ that Lee Kang-in’s winter transfer possibility reached 90%, and cited the English Premier League (EPL) and the Dutch Eredivisie as potential stages for his next destination.
On the 8th, the Spanish media ‘Marca’ also reported on Lee Kang-in’s transfer. ‘Marca’ specifically mentioned clubs that are showing interest, EPL’s Newcastle United, Villa, Burnley leading the English Championship (second division), and Eredivisie’s Feyenoord were mentioned.