It has been argued that Lee Kang-in may leave Mallorca after the season ends.
Transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on his SNS on the 2nd (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca this summer. Currently, several English Premier League (EPL) clubs are watching him. Lee Kang-in is in England “It’s a good opportunity to take on a new challenge. Mallorca can get a reasonable transfer fee.”
Lee Kang-in joined Mallorca ahead of last season. Lee Kang-in, who grew up at the Valencia youth academy, raised many expectations, such as breaking the record for the youngest foreign debutant in Valencia. He also participated in the U-20 World Cup in 2019 as part of the South Korean national under-20 soccer team and won the Golden Ball (Best Player).
Despite this growth, it was not easy to establish a position in Valencia. Above all, there were not enough opportunities to participate. In the end, Lee Kang-in did not renew his contract with Valencia and took on a new challenge. After moving to Mallorca, he took part in 30 matches (15 starts, 15 substitutes) in Spanish La Liga in his first season and spent a period of adaptation.
This season, he has emerged as a key player under the trust of coach Javier Aguirre. He has scored 3 goals and 4 assists in 26 La Liga appearances so far. He leads the offense along with Muriki, who has scored 10 goals and 2 assists. His total playing time in 26 games was 2,039 minutes, averaging 78 minutes per game. His good performance continues as his opportunities to play increase.
Naturally, the market value also rose. According to the football statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, Lee Kang-in’s ransom was 6 million euros (approximately 8.5 billion won) at the beginning of his contract with Mallorca. It has since doubled to 12 million euros (about 17 billion won). And on the 23rd of last month, it rose to 15 million euros (about 21.3 billion won). 1 in Mallorca with Muriki. 토토사이트
Teams that wanted Lee Kang-in also appeared. Atletico Madrid, Newcastle United, and Aston Villa were mentioned as potential destinations during the January transfer window. It was reported that Lee Kang-in also had a meeting with the club for the challenge. However, Mallorca, which did not want to send a key player midway through the season, blocked the transfer.
A transfer room occurred again. However, Mallorca’s position is expected to be a variable this time as well. In this regard, Spain’s ‘Football España’ said, “Lee Kang-in’s contract includes a buyout of 30 million euros (approximately 42.6 billion won).” Lee Kang-in’s contract expires in the summer of 2025.