The Italian Serie A is calling for ‘KING’ Lee Kang-in (22-Mallorca). He is rumored to be joining the prestigious AC Milan.
On the 25th (Korean time), Italian media outlet Calcioweb reported, “Another big surprise is expected in the Serie A transfer market. The club’s hierarchy has started working on the negotiation front, and the player who is ready to land in Serie A is South Korea’s Lee Kang-in, who seems to be a very talented player.”먹튀검증
“AC Milan have offered a three-year deal with an interesting figure: Lee is contracted to Mallorca until 2025. The valuation is €15 million, but AC Milan are hoping to get an agreement for €10 million.”
As reported, AC Milan’s offer is less than half of the €20 million that Mallorca had offered for Lee.
The outlet is “full of praise” for Lee. “South Korean soccer player Lee Kang-in is currently known as a midfielder for Mallorca and the South Korean national team. Lee is a left-footed attacking midfielder who can also play in the left and right winger positions. His favorite formations are 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, and 4-3-1-2. He is fantastic, fast and has a great vision of the game,” said Lee.
“He is also valuable in terms of assists and has a great eye for goal. Coming up through the Valencia youth system, he was immediately compared to Ben Arfa and his performances in the second team were positive. He was promoted to the first team and proved himself to be a valuable player.”
“In 2021, he moved to Mallorca and became a mainstay in the team. Now, he is ready to make a decisive leap in Italy. The South Korean is in advanced talks with AC Milan to find a replacement for Charles de Ketelaere.”
Lee’s transfer speculation has been heating up since last month. With Lee’s fantastic play and goals in every game, English Premier League teams, including Atletico Madrid, have been monitoring him closely. AT Madrid were the most aggressive, but they disagreed on the buyout and pulled out without holding personal negotiations. The transfer speculation then died down like a cold shower.
However, the transfer speculation has been rekindled in Serie A, with Napoli and AC Milan both making moves for Lee.
AC Milan want Lee as a replacement for De Ketelaar, who signed a five-year contract last summer. Regarded as the future of Belgium, De Ketelaar was an attacker who stood at over 1.90 meters tall and had great speed and aggressive movement. With his versatility, expectations were high. However, he failed to score in 31 league games and was released.