There is a possibility that the transfer of ‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) will become more difficult. This is because the amount of Lee Kang-in’s buyout mentioned by Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre (64) is higher than the known amount.
According to a report by Spain’s Ultima Hora on the 27th (Korean time), manager Aguirre emphasized that Lee Kang-in’s buyout amount was 30 million euros (approximately 40 billion won). 메이저놀이터
Love calls are pouring in towards Lee Kang-in, who is performing on a limited basis this season. It is not just one or two known teams. According to news from local media, Newcastle in England, Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Atletico Madrid in Spain are showing interest. For Lee Kang-in, this is a great opportunity to grow one step further.
However, migration is not an easy situation. This is because Mallorca is sticking to its position that it will never sell Lee Kang-in, a ‘core resource’. Director Aguirre emphasized that he would stay, saying, “I talked with Kang-in Lee about many things. But I didn’t talk about the future. Kang-in Lee will be with us. He has a contract, so there is no need to persuade him.” .
At the same time, coach Aguirre said, “Lee Kang-in’s buyout clause of 30 million euros is a lot of money.”
If Aguirre’s words are true, it means that there is a huge obstacle in Lee Kang-in’s transfer. The buyout clause is a clause in which the transfer can take place without the consent of the affiliated team if the team that wants to recruit offers more than the standard amount. Mallorca has no way to stop it either.
Initially, Lee Kang-in’s buyout amount was known to be 17 million euros (approximately 23 billion won). However, the 30 million euros Aguire talked about is a much higher amount. Other teams may be burdened with the recruitment of Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in has shown a lot this season, and he has a high potential for growth, but it is a lot to think about to present to a 22-year-old player. Small clubs such as Aston Villa and Brighton feel the burden even more.
In fact, the amount that EPL Brighton offered to recruit Lee Kang-in this month was around 10 million pounds (approximately 15.3 billion won). There is a possibility that some teams will give up their interest in Lee Kang-in and look for other recruitment candidates. The narrower the options, the more difficult Lee Kang-in’s transfer becomes.
Mallorca’s position that they cannot sell Lee Kang-in is also understandable. Lee Kang-in is the team’s core power and an indispensable player. This season, Lee Kang-in showed off his perfect chemistry with ‘194cm’ tall striker Bedat Muriki. His usefulness was also high. Lee Kang-in played from the front striker to the side midfielder. He participated in 17 league games this season and scored 2 goals and 3 assists.
Coach Aguirre also said, “Lee Kang-in is a very important player” through Spain Marca. “Mallorca gives a lot of love to Lee Kang-in, and personally I am grateful to Lee Kang-in. He reciprocated with an assist,” expressing affection.
However, Lee Kang-in wants to advance to Europe. Marca claimed that Lee Kang-in was dissatisfied with Mallorca’s behavior in rejecting his transfer offer. Worrying about the future Due to the buyout clause, it was not easy for Lee Kang-in to escape Mallorca.