Lee Kang-in Not Easily Sold?…’PL Love Calls’ Grow Greedy in Mallorca→’Gojose’ Reports
After seemingly letting go of Lee Kang-in, reports have emerged that Mallorca could maintain their stance as they did last winter.
Mallorca midfielder Lee Kang-in started the final round of the 2022/23 La Liga season against Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio de Son Mossi in Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday (5 September) and made a significant contribution to his side’s 3-0 win.
Lee was able to add another assist on the final day of the season, assisting Jose Copete’s goal from a corner in the 25th minute, to finish the season with six goals and six assists in the league.메이저사이트
Lee has been one of Mallorca’s best performers this season, and this is likely to be his last game for the club. Several clubs, including Atletico Madrid, are already working on a deal to sign him, and it seems that Mallorca have come to terms with his departure.
Fans chanted “Lee Kang-in, stay Lee Kang-in” as they remembered his last game with a chant of his name.
However, local media in Spain have suggested that Mallorca may not let Lee off the hook so easily, raising the possibility that Lee’s summer transfer window has been thrown into turmoil.
On the 6th, Spanish media outlet Copa reported on Lee’s summer transfer, saying, “The player who will decorate Mallorca’s summer is Lee Kang-in.”
“After a brilliant end to the season, Lee has been linked with a move in the near future. He doesn’t know how many days he has left as a Mallorca player. No one can be sure, but there will be offers and it has been taken for granted that it will be impossible for him to stay in Mallorca.”
“Mallorca know that Atletico Madrid are interested in him, but we don’t know how much they will pay. They have made it clear that they will not sell him easily, especially as there is also interest from the Premier League,” he said, explaining that Mallorca could demand a transfer fee as high as they did last winter.
Indeed, Mallorca refused to accept a transfer last winter, insisting on a buyout clause to avoid giving up the centrepiece of their squad.
Alongside this claim, Kope also insists that Lee’s buyout clause is not low. “There has been talk of a €18 million transfer fee, which is not part of his clause and is unfounded. According to Javier Aguirre, the clause is 30 million euros ($41.9 billion),” he said, adding that the player’s buyout clause is in the region of 42 billion.
If Koppe’s claims are correct and the player does have a €30m buy-out clause, and Mallorca insist on it, then signing him this summer could be a tough sell.
30 million is a large sum of money for a non-Premier League club to pay, and that’s the case for Atletico. Premier League clubs can afford to pay, but with the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle having been linked with the player in recent days, it’s unclear if they’ll be willing to do so.
With Mallorca’s insistence on a buyout and the possibility that a high buyout fee could prevent a deal from going through this summer, it will be interesting to see if Lee can make the leap from Mallorca to the big time.