No official offer… Newcastle consider paying Kang-in Lee buyout
It is still at the stage of interest.
Lee Kang-in’s transfer rumors are strong. There have already been local reports in Europe that Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Burnley and Feynoord are discussing the signing of Lee Kang-in.
The most active of these is Newcastle. Lee Kang-in’s buyout (release) amount is also being considered.
Spanish media ‘Marca’ said on the 11th (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in’s contract with Mallorca includes a release clause of 14 million pounds (about 21 billion won). Newcastle can pay this money to recruit Lee Kang-in.” No team has yet formally proposed signing Lee Kang-in to Mallorca. Mallorca expresses concern over the current situation, as there are three years left in the contract with Lee Kang-in.”
There are many reasons why Lee Kang-in is popular in the transfer market. Born in 2001, he is young and can play in several positions, including on both sides and as a central striker. In the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it is a plus that he played in all Korean matches and proved his skills on the international stage.
This season, Lee Kang-in has been reborn as the Mallorca ace and is recording 2 goals and 4 assists. His performance in Spanish La Liga caught the eye of Premier League teams. 스포츠토토
Newcastle is owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Its financial situation is the best among football teams in the world. The release clause of 21 billion won for Lee Kang-in is not very expensive for Newcastle.
The current Premier League standings are 3rd. If the season ends like this and it goes to the UEFA Champions League next season, a thicker player base is needed. This is the background that Newcastle is actively seeking to recruit Lee Kang-in.