Mallorca midfielder Lee Kang-in’s performance has made Lee Jung, a big club in the Premier League or La Liga this summer, a fait accompli, but coach Harbeir Aguirre seems to be ignoring it.
Lee Kang-in scored multiple goals in the Spanish La Liga home game against Getafe on the 24th, leading the team to a thrilling 3-1 come-from-behind victory.
It was the first multi-goal in La Liga among Korean players as well as Lee Kang-in. In particular, the key goal scored in extra time in the second half was completed after dribbling 60m alone, so it was also a moment when Lee Kang-in’s speed and physical problems, which had been pointed out as weaknesses, were dismissed at once.
With Lee Kang-in making such a big success, the possibility of his transfer this summer is being re-examined.
In England and Spain, even specific team names such as Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton, and Wolverhampton have come out. In particular, Aston Villa, led by coach Unai Emery, who dealt with Kang-in Lee when he was manager of Villarreal, is the most active in recruiting. It is said that It is poised to pay all of them, even the buyout known as 18 million euros (26 billion won).
However, in an interview ahead of the Atlético Madrid expedition on the 27th, coach Aguirre cut off the question about Lee Kang-in’s transfer rumor by saying, “The contract remains.”
Lee Kang-in, who joined Mallorca in August 2021, signed a four-year contract at the time and can play for Mallorca until 2025. However, the variable is that the contract contains a buyout clause.
Aston Villa means that they will pay this amount this summer to take Lee Kang-in.
However, coach Aguirre answered the contract period with Lee Kang-in in principle, saying, “I believe in Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in is full of confidence,” and praised him, saying, “It seems to be active thanks to participation in the World Cup.”메이저사이트
Coach Aguirre caused controversy last winter by revealing that the buyout was 30 million euros (45 billion won) while showing a calm expression when Lee Kang-in was promoting a transfer. However, the Spanish press is refuting that Lee Kang-in’s buyout is 18 million euros, saying that Aguirre’s words were wrong.
With Mallorca almost finishing its escape from the relegation zone, coach Aguirre’s attitude towards Lee Kang-in is expected to continue to draw attention. Last month, he caused a stir by saying, “Koreans, please turn off the TV,” saying that Mallorca matches are often scheduled during the daytime in Spain’s local time because of Koreans watching.
However, if any team pays 26 billion won for Lee Kang-in’s buyout, and Lee Kang-in also wants the team, the transfer will happen no matter what coach Aguirre says.