Local newspapers in Mallorca also predicted that Lee Kang-in would transfer.
Spanish media ‘Mallorca Daily Blutin’ said on the 22nd (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in is leaving in the summer. Aston Villa, directed by Unai Emery, is willing to pay the asking price of about 20 million euros (about 29 billion won). Yes, it’s no surprise that English Premier League (EPL) clubs are eager to sign him.”
The first time Lee Kang-in connected with Villa was on the 19th. On the 19th, Britain’s ‘Birmingham Live’ said, “Villa expressed interest in Lee Kang-in in January and is still maintaining the framework for signing. The player’s agent, Heiber Garrido, visited the training ground last week. His visit to England We have been told that we are in discussions with Villa, Manchester City and Wolverhampton.”
In this situation, Lee Kang-in’s specific buyout amount was reported. On the 19th, Juan Carlos Taura of Spain’s ‘Cope Mallorca’ said, “Mallorca will send (Lee Kang-in) to a team that pays 18 million euros. The player and the club have agreed to a buyout (of 18 million euros). The buyout is It is neither 30 million euros (approximately 43.5 billion won) nor 25 million euros (approximately 36 billion won), but 18 million euros (approximately 26 billion won).”
This is an amount that the villa can afford to spend. With the promotion in 2019, Villa took over management as the new owner as Nashef Sawiris, the owner, owned more than 55% of the shares. Since then, he has made massive investments in the transfer market. From his first season in charge, he spent 133.2 million euros (approximately 192 billion won) by recruiting Tyrone Mings, Douglas Lewis, Matt Target, and Ezri Konsa.
Every season, financial support was spared. Ahead of the 2020-21 season, Ollie Watkins, Matty Cash, and Emiliano Martinez were recruited, and in the 2021-22 season, Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey, and Danny Ings were added. He also brought in Philippe Coutinho this season. 스포츠토토
Villa to Lee Kang-in, and Lee Kang-in to the villa are attractive options for each other. Villa are on an upward trajectory with manager Emery, who took over during the season, leading the team. Villa was located in 16th place in the league just before Emery took over, and after taking office, he recorded 12 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in 18 league matches. The ranking also rose vertically to 6th place. There is still a season left, but we can expect to advance to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL).
If Lee Kang-in also moves to Villa, he can provide options that are not in the current squad. Lee Kang-in is a player who has both the strengths of Jacob Ramsey as a left and right winger and the technical strengths of Emiliano Buendia. He also has sophisticated advantages unlike Leon Bailey. It seems that he will be able to show his strength no matter where he is placed in his offensive position.