Atletico Madrid are set to give up one of their top prospects to sign Lee Kang-in (Mallorca).
Mallorca will host the 38th round of the 2022-2023 Spanish Primera Liga at the Estadio Mallorca Son Moix on 5 May (local time). Mallorca’s final game of the season will be against Rayo Vallecano.
Mallorca are 12th in La Liga with 47 points from 13 wins, 8 draws and 16 losses.
They will be looking to bounce back from their last round defeat against Barcelona. This is their last home game of the season, so expectations are high.
Lee Kang-indo will also be back in action. He was suspended after accumulating five yellow cards in the previous matches (21st against Sevilla, 27th against Osasuna, 34th against Cádiz, 35th against Almeria, and 36th against Valencia).
This is effectively Lee’s final game. He is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
“This will be Lee’s last game for Son Moix,” said OK Diario. One of the greatest players to play for Mallorca in the last 10 years is leaving. With a cheap buyout clause, the transfer is a no-brainer.”
“Lee scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 72 games for Mallorca. This season, he became the club’s second top scorer behind Bedat Murki. The partnership between Lee and Mourinho has created 20 goals (14 for Mourinho and six for Lee), more than 60 per cent of Mallorca’s 34 goals. He will be sorely missed.”
On the 2nd, OK Diario reported that “Atletico Madrid have officially made their first offer to Mallorca for the signing of Lee Kang-in”.
“Atletico Madrid’s offer includes a player in addition to cash,” the report said, adding, “Newcastle have shown great interest in Lee, so they have become more aggressive. Atletico Madrid are preparing to make a formal offer for the player and are working in several ways to secure his signature.” 토토사이트
According to the outlet, Atletico Madrid’s offer for Lee included a €20 million ($28 billion) transfer fee and Atletico Madrid youngster Rodrigo Riquelme.
Riquelme is a similar type of player to Lee Kang-in. He dribbles aggressively and has an excellent kick. Atletico Madrid are serious about signing him, so much so that they’re willing to give up one of their own.
Lee has already attracted interest from several clubs since last winter”s transfer window. From La Liga giants Atletico Madrid to Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Tottenham, Newcastle, Brighton, Wolverhampton and Serie A side Napoli, the midfielder has been on the radar of several clubs looking to bolster their midfield and attack, making it more likely that he will leave Mallorca in the summer transfer window.
Lee is the first South Korean player to record double-digit attacking points in a season in the Primera Liga. Therefore, Lee is ready to leave Mallorca for a new challenge. As a result, Mallorca is looking for a replacement.
A move to Atletico Madrid is highly likely. “Atletico Madrid are looking for a new midfielder with Jeffrey Kondogbia, Toma Lima and Saul Niguez likely to leave the club,” said OK Diario, as well as Football España. Lee Kang-in is a strong possibility.”
Atletico Madrid will be travelling to South Korea to play Manchester City as part of the Coupang Play in July.
Meanwhile, Lee, who joined Mallorca after being released by Valencia in 2021, blossomed in 2022-2023, scoring six goals and providing five assists in his first season as the club’s main attacking midfielder.