Lee Kang-in visits agent again, possibility of 26 billion won ‘transfer of the century’ ↑
The move of Lee Kang-in (Mallorca)안전놀이터 agent, who visited an English Premier League club and became a hot topic, was talked about again in England.
The Birmingham Mail, a local magazine in Birmingham, diagnosed Aston Villa’s possibility of advancing to Europe next season on the 20th (Korean time) and organized the targets in the upcoming summer transfer market. This included Lee Kang-in, as it is known that Villa decided to pay the buyout.
Villa are running 6th in the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season. Coach Unai Emery took the baton and showed a completely different look, rising to a position where he could aim for European competition. Although it has more matches than its rivals, depending on the final result, everything from the Champions League to the Europa Conference League is feasible.
Villa’s transfer policy is also naturally determined by this season’s ranking. The Birmingham Mail also predicted that “Villa, who have the best chance of qualifying for European competition since 2010, will probably have a fairly busy summer.” Still, there are recruiting candidates that I already have in mind. They include Lee Kang-in, Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Pedro Gonsalves (Sporting CP), and Matteo Guendouzi (Olympique Marseille).
The media said about Lee Kang-in, “Villa has expressed interest since January. There is still the possibility of a contract.” “Lee Kang-in’s agent, Javier Garrido, visited the Villa training ground last week. He came to England to Villa, Manchester City, It was intended to discuss with Wolverhampton.”
Garrido’s visit to a Premier League club drew a lot of attention in Korea. Of course, Garrido’s movements may not be solely for Lee Kang-in. Still, I visited before the villa transfer rumors started in earnest, and it is worth mentioning that related articles are pouring in.
Lee Kang-in’s ransom is also not a stumbling block. The previous day, through the Spanish media, Lee Kang-in’s buyout amount was confirmed to be 18 million euros (about 26 billion won), not 30 million euros (about 43.6 billion won). It is not a big investment for Villa ahead of the European competition.
Yes, ‘Estadio Deportivo’ predicted, “Depending on Lee Kang-in’s buyout, Mallorca can make the deal of the century.” It’s definitely a successful deal for Mallorca, who can get 18 million euros by signing as a free agent.