Spanish professional soccer La Liga Mallorca midfielder Lee Kang-in expressed his dissatisfaction with the club. At the same time, multiple clubs in the English Premier League entered the race to sign Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in, who is called the future of Korean football, stood out from his childhood. He led South Korea to runner-up at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and won the Golden Ball, the best player of the tournament. It was the first case in the history of Korean soccer that an MVP was born in a FIFA-sponsored competition.
At the time, there were twists and turns in his team Valencia, but after moving to Mallorca in 2021, he soared this season, his second season. He appeared in 17 league games and recorded 2 goals and 4 assists, and he is in charge of one axis of Mallorca’s attack, boasting a sharp left foot kick in each game. His defensive participation and physical fighting ability, which were pointed out as his weaknesses, also improved remarkably and established himself as an indispensable part of the team. 먹튀검증
He also played a big role in last year’s World Cup in Qatar. He joined the national team led by coach Paulo Bento and played in all four matches. In particular, in the second match of the group stage against Ghana, as soon as he was substituted, he sent a sharp left-footed cross to Cho Kyu-seong and recorded an assist.
This performance has put him on the radar of several clubs in Europe. First, Premier League Newcastle United showed interest. Since it was acquired by Saudi Arabian capital and joined the ranks of rich clubs, Lee Kang-in’s buyout payment was not a problem. However, Mallorca wanted to protect Lee Kang-in. Out of these circumstances came La Liga Atlético Madrid and another Premier League club, Brighton. This time, Mallorca is also opposed to a winter transfer.
Because of this, Lee Kang-in’s heart is not at ease. Spanish media ‘Marca’ reported on the 26th (Korean time) that “Lee Kang-in is dissatisfied with Mallorca, which is blocking his transfer in the winter transfer market.” Lee Kang-in recently canceled the Mallorca club’s Instagram follow and said that it was not unrelated to this.
In the midst of this, ‘Birmingham Live’, a local media in Birmingham, England, reported on the same day that Aston Villa also wants to recruit Lee Kang-in. Aston Villa, which currently ranks 11th in the Premier League, is known to value Lee Kang-in’s left-footed ability. The media added, “Aston Villa will have to compete with Brighton,” but added, “Mallorca does not allow transfers in the winter, but will allow transfers in the summer.”
Finally, citing a report from the Spanish media ‘Lillevo’, “Brighton offered more than 10 million pounds (about 15.3 billion won) for Lee Kang-in, and an unknown Spanish club made a similar offer.” I also told