The official move to recruit Lee Kang-in has not yet been identified. But the interest is clear.
Spain’s Caneda Serre said on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time), “Mallorca is not planning to release any players in the January transfer market. There has been no official proposal that has arrived in Mallorca yet. It’s true, many teams will be able to afford a buyout clause lower than 25 million euros (about 33.3 billion won).”
It was on the 7th that Lee Kang-in’s transfer rumors began to ignite. Spain’Relevo’ said, “Lee Kang-in will leave Mallorca with a 90% chance 스포츠토토. I can’t say for sure yet, but I can say two leagues with more options. Premier League (EPL) or Dutch Eredivisie. Which team? Negotiations have not gone deep, but he is a very hot player these days.”
Reporter Mateo Moreto, who reported the article, said, “One of the EPL clubs interested in Lee Kang-in is Aston Villa.” The list of other clubs other than Villa was also known. Spain’Marca’ said on the 8th, “There is a lot of interest in Lee Kang-in from the EPL and Eredivisie. Clubs interested in Lee Kang-in are Newcastle, Villa, Burnley and Feyenoord.” I even visited Lee Kang-in to see him.”
As interest in Lee Kang-in becomes so hot, attention is also focused on his future destination. First of all, Mallorca’s position is that it does not want to sell Lee Kang-in. Since there is no way to replace Lee Kang-in, he wants to keep the key player as much as possible. However, the transfer market is still about three weeks away, so the situation could change rapidly.
In particular, Lee Kang-in has a buyout clause in his contract. If a club appears to trigger the buyout clause, there is nothing Mallorca can do to stop it. The estimated buyout amount is about 17 million euros (about 22.7 billion won).
It would be a burdensome amount in the Dutch league, but the story is different for the EPL club. In particular, Newcastle and Villa, which are interested in Lee Kang-in, are clubs with capital.