The possibility of Lee Kang-in transferring to one of the most prestigious La Liga clubs, not the Premier League, has emerged.
Lee Kang-in, who has grown into a representative playmaker in La Liga this season, is expected to attract keen interest in the transfer market this coming summer.
The most active place is the Premier League, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Burnley, etc. have shown active interest in his signing, and in the case of Aston Villa, they have already expressed their position that they are willing to pay 18 million euros (about 26.6 billion won), which is a buyout. .
In the midst of this, there is a possibility that Lee Kang-in’s next destination will not be the Premier League as Atletico Madrid, the most prestigious La Liga, participates in Lee Kang-in’s recruitment.
On the 28th (Korean time), reporter Matteo Moreto of Spanish media Relevo reported that “Atletico participated in the competition to recruit Lee Kang-in.”
Moretto said, “Lee Kang-in is very close to transferring to Atletico. Atletico has shown interest since he was playing for Valencia Youth, and even dispatched scouts.”
He continued, “Atletico has already sent an offer to Mallorca even in the winter, and Mallorca rejected it because Lee Kang-in, the key player, was important.”
Lee Kang-in also appeared as a substitute in the match between Atletico and Mallorca on the 27th and showed great performance despite playing a short game, drawing attention from the Atletico leadership.
Moreto emphasized that the game of Lee Kang-in’s recruitment has also changed. “Aston Villa, Burnley, Brighton and Wolverhampton have all heard the requirements for his contract, but things have turned around in recent hours. Atlético have re-entered the scouting race with a very determined attitude, and manager Diego Simeone has also been signed. Approved,” he said, explaining that Atletico will actively aim for the signing. 카지노
Regarding the current negotiation situation, “Mallorca wants 15 million to 20 million euros (approximately 22.1 to 29.5 billion won), and Atletico will continue to negotiate. There is no agreement between the clubs yet, and Atletico will visit Korea next summer. That would be a clue to Lee Kang-in’s recruitment.”
Atletico made an official announcement on the 20th that it would visit Korea in the summer of 2023. At the time, Hyundai Motor Company as an official partner was cited as a factor in the visit, but if Lee Kang-in is successful, the reason for the visit becomes even more clear.
However, Moretto also emphasized that the recruitment cannot be guaranteed.
“In the transfer market, nothing can be said for sure until the contract is put on paper. Atlético will have to make significant economic efforts to make progress in negotiations,” he said, stressing that competition with Premier League clubs is inevitable.
Attention is focusing on whether Lee Kang-in, who is flooded with love calls from great clubs, will choose Atlético, a prestigious La Liga, and conduct a pre-season tour in Korea this summer.