As news spread that Mallorca midfielder Lee Kang-in was negotiating with Atletico Madrid, weight was placed on staying in La Liga.
Spanish media Lelevo reported on the 30th (Korean time), “There is good progress between Lee Kang-in and Atletico.”
Lee Kang-in has grown into a representative La Liga playmaker this season and is attracting the attention of many teams. In addition to Premier League Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Burnley, and Tottenham, recently, the prestigious La Liga Atletico has also been on the list of interest.
It was even reported that Atlético coach Diego Simeone directly approved the signing of Lee Kang-in, and it is known that they are actively recruiting Lee Kang-in to the extent that there are reports that if Lee Kang-in transfers, Thomas Lemar, who has an overlapping position, will leave the team.
In the midst of this, news that there was a contact between Lee Kang-in and Atletico with good progress was reported, and the possibility of Lee Kang-in transferring to Atletico and remaining in La Liga increased.
Lelebo revealed that Atletico is still in contact with Lee Kang-in, saying, “Even after the meeting in Madrid, Atletico will continue to contact Lee Kang-in for the next 10 days. Atletico will try to stay ahead in the recruitment competition.”
Local media in Mallorca reported that Atlético had already offered 10 million euros (14 billion won) for Lee Kang-in in the transfer market last winter. Recently, Lee Kang-in visited Madrid for an away game against Atletico, and it is expected that he also held a meeting for negotiations with Atletico in the process.
The media said, “The contract between Lee Kang-in and Atletico will not be a problem,” and predicted that there would be no problem with the individual agreement between the player and the club, and that the agreement between Atletico and Mallorca would be important. 바카라사이트
In the end, Lee Kang-in’s transfer to Atletico seems to depend on the transfer fee Mallorca wants.
Lee Kang-in’s buyout was divided between 18 million euros (approximately 26.5 billion won) and 30 million euros (approximately 44.3 billion won) due to conflicting local media reports and coach Javier Aguirre’s remarks. If the buyout is actually 30 million euros and Mallorca insists on it, there is a possibility that Atlético, which is under financial burden, will give up on the signing.
Mallorca has already had a record of letting teams that wanted to recruit Lee Kang-in stick to the buyout last winter, and the transfer was canceled.
However, there were also reports in some local media such as ‘Mundo Deportivo’ that, unlike in the winter transfer market, Mallorca can accept a lower amount without insisting on a buyout in the summer transfer market.