Lee Kang-in has made a name for himself.
Spain’s ‘Marca’ reported on the 9th (KST), “Lee Kang-in is one of Mallorca’s most valuable players. He has exploded onto the Spanish La Liga scene this season, scoring six goals and providing six assists. It will take a lot of money to sign him,” the report said.
“After costing just €17 million last summer, Lee’s price tag has soared to €25 million after a fantastic season. He could be the most important release in Mallorca’s history and is currently being linked with Atletico Madrid.”
Lee has become ‘Mallorca itself’. He led the attack with his dazzling interceptions, rambunctious dribbling, and sharp link-up play. The Spanish newspaper OK Diario praised Lee’s departure, saying, “Mallorca’s greatest player of the last decade is leaving.
His dribbling, in particular, is among the best in all of Europe’s top five leagues. According to soccer stats site Fúscore.com, Lee (90 attempts) ranks fourth in all of Europe’s top five leagues behind Vinicius Junior (112 attempts), Lionel Messi (102 attempts), and Jeremy Dockoo (96 attempts).
After the season ended, the offers started pouring in. Diego Simeone’s Atletico and English Premier League (EPL) Aston Villa were among the clubs mentioned.
Both options are attractive. Villa has the presence of Unai Emery, who is familiar with Spain. Atletico are tempting with a ticket to the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Marca says Lee is worth more than $100 million from last season, making him the star to shake up the upcoming summer transfer market. The financial situation is in Villa’s favor. Atletico have the cash, plus a trade card, to make a move for Lee.안전놀이터
‘El Gol Digital’ reports that “Mallorca have no intention of letting him go easily. If he leaves, there is only Amos N’Diaye to play in the same position. Atletico are looking to reduce the price of Lee by selling Rodrigo Riquelme.” Lee returned to South Korea after the end of the season and will make his next career decision soon.