The rumor about Golden Boy Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) transferring to the English Premier League (EPL) has heated up even more.
Spain’s El Gold Digital said on the 20th (Korean time), “EPL Aston Villa has inquired with Mallorca to pay Lee Kang-in’s buyout. Mallorca is willing to pay this amount.” Aston Villa is a team connected to Lee Kang-in in the transfer market last winter. Despite Mallorca’s opposition, the recruitment failed, but the desire to bring Lee Kang-in is sincere. The media also explained, “Aston Villa is trying to recruit 100% of Lee Kang-in to the point of considering the buyout clause.”
Aston Villa is considered the most prestigious team representing the EPL. Founded in 1874, it boasts a long history of 150 years. He was a founding member of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. He won 7 Premier League titles and 7 FA Cup titles in his career, and in 1982, he reached the top of the European Cup, the predecessor of the European Champions League. In the final of the tournament at the time, he beat Bayern Munich (Germany), the strongest team.안전놀이터
Britain’s Prince William and actor Tom Hanks are known to be avid fans of Aston Villa.
This season, they are in 6th place in the league with 15 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses (50 points). Depending on the results at the end of the season, it is a position where you can challenge to advance to the European Champions League. Fortunately, the atmosphere is good enough that they recently won five league victories in a row. If you win the Champions League ticket and recruit Lee Kang-in, it’s good for Lee Kang-in.
The media said, “Aston Villa is highly likely to compete in the European competition. In this case, Aston Villa wants to have a double squad next season. As there is no player like Lee Kang-in, Aston Villa is very eager to sign him.” . He also predicted that “Lee Kang-in will also transfer to the EPL following the footsteps of Son Heung-min (Tottenham).” Recently, Lee Kang-in’s agent, Javier Garrido, announced that he had visited EPL clubs such as Aston Villa, and the rumor of Lee Kang-in’s transfer was raised as an issue. If the transfer rumors are true, there is a possibility that talks about negotiations have come and gone.
In the transfer market last winter, Lee Kang-in received attention from numerous big clubs. It is known that Villa as well as another EPL club, Brighton & Hove Albion, offered a transfer fee of 10 million pounds (approximately 16.5 billion won). Atletico Madrid, a strong Spanish team, was also active. Lee Kang-in also wanted to transfer. However, Mallorca’s opposition was not easy. eventually stayed However, it is not easy to protect Lee Kang-in this summer. More teams are actively sending love calls. The Spanish newspaper Football Des de Mallorca asserted, “It has not been officially revealed, but it is taken for granted that Lee Kang-in will leave Mallorca this summer.
Lee Kang-in’s buyout is 18 million euros (approximately 26 billion won). His contract expires in 2025. Normally, 18 million euros is not a small amount for a 22-year-old player, but Lee Kang-in has been performing at a league level this season. It’s not a burdensome amount. In particular, Aston Villa does not hesitate to invest enough to save money on player recruitment. It seems that Lee Kang-in’s buyout will be paid without any problems. Mallorca is also beneficial. Lee Kang-in wore the Mallorca uniform without a transfer fee in 2021. If he grants a transfer this summer, he will earn 26 billion won.
Due to Lee Kang-in’s outstanding performance, he was proudly named in the best 11 of the top 5 European leagues. On the 18th, Whoscored.com, a soccer statistics media, selected the best 11 players based on the players with the best ratings in the top 5 European leagues for the past week. Lee Kang-in was also included. He took a central midfielder position in the 4-4-2 formation. He stood shoulder to shoulder with strikers Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Olly Watkins (Aston Villa), midfielders Jeremy Docu (Stade Rennes), Marius Wülter (Schalke 04) and Everech Eze (Crystal Palace). The five major European leagues are the English Premier League, Spanish Primera Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, and French Ligue 1.
Lee Kang-in’s rating was 9.1. He played full-time in the away game against Celta Vigo in the 29th round of the league, leading the team to a 1-0 victory. He played as a left midfielder and played his best. He touched the ball 64 times and succeeded in breaking through the dribble 9 times. It has been 14 years since a Mallorca player recorded nine dribble breakthroughs in one league game. It is the first time since Gonzalo Castro scored against Osasuna in 2009. Here, Lee Kang-in had a pass success rate of 91% and 4 key passes. He moves aggressively and has also won three aerial contests. Onda Cerro of Spain praised Lee Kang-in, saying, “Lee Kang-in energized the team by inducing high-level details and fouls in the attack.”