The clubs that are sending love calls to Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) have been revealed. Newcastle United, 3rd in the English Premier League (EPL), Aston Villa, 11th, Burnley, 1st in the Championship (Part 2), which is likely to be promoted to the EPL next season, and Feyenoord, the Netherlands, who tried to recruit Lee Kang-in once.
Spain’s Marca said on the 8th (Korean time), “There is a high possibility that Lee Kang-in will leave Mallorca through the transfer market this January.” .
This is the first time that a specific club name has been mentioned since Lee Kang-in was previously receiving attention from EPL and Dutch Eredivisie clubs, and one of them was Aston Villa, a reporter from Lelevo, Matteo Moreto. Reporter Moreto predicted that the possibility of Lee Kang-in’s transfer was 90%.
In particular, interest from English clubs is hot. Newcastle has already been rumored to sign Lee Kang-in locally since last month. Newcastle, which quickly rose to the ranks of the ‘rich club’, is a team that is challenging to advance to the UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League next season by climbing to third place in the league with 9 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss this season. Prior to this, it was found that Aston Villa, coached by Unai Emery (Spain), who directly confirmed Lee Kang-in’s talent while leading Villarreal in Spain, also recently jumped into the race to recruit Lee Kang-in.
Burnley, which belongs to England’s second division championship this season, but is running alone in the lead with 14 points from third place, also dropped Lee Kang-in as a reinforcement candidate ahead of entering the EPL next season, which was a fait accompli. Feyenoord, a prestigious Dutch club and leading this season, already made an official proposal to recruit Lee Kang-in last summer, but the signing was canceled due to the Mallorca club’s refusal, and it is reported that they still want him. 스포츠토토
Among the four teams mentioned above, Newcastle and Feyenoord are likely to compete in UEFA club competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League next season. It is difficult to compete in the European competition, but Aston Villa and Burnley have the advantage of being relatively easy to compete with. However, it is said that there is no official proposal from the clubs for Lee Kang-in’s recruitment.
Marca said, “The scouts of the actual EPL clubs visited the stadium where Mallorca and Atletico Madrid faced off in November last year and observed Lee Kang-in.” It is a size that is not a problem for Newcastle as well as Aston Villa. It is a rather small amount to invest in the ‘jewel’ of the Spanish Primera Liga, who will be only 22 years old. The Mallorca club also knows that they will not be able to stop Lee Kang-in’s transfer.” added.