While Lee Kang-in is more likely to play for Mallorca for the rest of the season, Atletico Madrid is likely to maintain interest in Lee Kang-in.
On the 29th (Korean time), reporter Matteo 메이저사이트 Moreto of the Spanish media ‘Lelevo’ reported that “Mallorca will be with Lee Kang-in.”
Lee Kang-in is one of the players receiving high interest in the winter transfer market this January. Due to his performances in Mallorca and the Korean national team this season, many teams expressed their intention to sign him, and the possibility of a transfer increased.
However, Mallorca insisted on not wanting to send the team’s ace, Lee Kang-in, out of the winter transfer market.
When Mallorca expressed its position that they could not take Lee Kang-in without paying the buyout amount, Lee Kang-in unfollowed Mallorca’s social media, causing controversy.
Suspicion that there was a discord between the player and the club also grew. However, Lee Kang-in played against Cadiz on the 29th and dispelled the controversy.
Moreto said, “Mallorca will not leave Lee Kang-in in this transfer market. Lee Kang-in will remain in Mallorca this season unless there is a sharp reversal.” It was reported that there was a high possibility of leaving. At the time, we made such a report because it seemed that the player and the club were leading to a transfer.”
“Lee Kang-in pressed hard (the club) with an official transfer request, but Mallorca did not want to hear the proposal. One proposal was Brighton in the Premier League and the other was Atletico Madrid in La Liga,” he said. “But their answer was clear. He emphasized that the possibility of Lee Kang-in’s winter transfer was almost gone.
It was revealed that among the teams interested in Lee Kang-in, some teams offered a transfer fee of about 20 billion won.
Moretto said, “An unofficial club offered 15 million euros (approximately 20.1 billion won) including options.”
However, Moretto explained that Lee Kang-in’s buyout was not a fixed amount but a variable amount depending on conditions, and it seems that 15 million euros did not meet the conditional buyout.
He also emphasized that even if the recruitment is canceled in this transfer market, Atletico will maintain interest in Lee Kang-in until the summer transfer market.
Moreto said, “Lee Kang-in probably won’t leave for Atletico in January. However, they can maintain interest until June. Of course, some plans may change depending on the economic aspect.”
Moreto predicted that Mallorca would listen to Lee Kang-in’s offer from February when the winter transfer window is over.