Lee Kang-in, who had been rumored to be transferred throughout January, was listed on the expected starting list for the match against Real Madrid.
Mallorca will play 20 rounds of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season with Real at Mallorca Estadi, located in Mallorca, Spain, on the 5th at 10:00 pm (hereinafter Korean time). Currently, Mallorca is in 10th place in the league (25 points) with 7 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in 19 matches.
It is Mallorca that invites Real, who is in second place in the league, to their home. Mallorca has a mixed record with 2 wins and 3 losses in the last 5 league games. In particular, they lost 0-2 against Cadiz last time. Cadiz was a team in the relegation zone of the league, so it was enough for Mallorca to play, but they couldn’t bring home a point.
Ahead of the match against Real Madrid, which could lead to a losing streak, the expected starting list has been released. Spain’s ‘El Des Marche’ predicted on the 3rd that Dani Rodriguez, Bedat Muriki, and Lee Kang-in would form the attacking line based on the 3-4-3 formation. And expected appearances such as Mafeo, Juanmi Costa, Nastasic, and Fredereg Rykovic.
Lee Kang-in left Valencia ahead of last season and joined Mallorca. A native of Valencia’s youth academy, he made his first-team debut in October 2018 바카라사이트 in the round of 32 of the Spanish King’s Cup. At the time, he was recorded as the youngest foreign player to debut in Valencia’s history, raising expectations, but his subsequent move left a regret.
Above all, Lee Kang-in was not given a chance to participate. In the end, Lee Kang-in took on a new challenge instead of continuing his contract with Valencia. In his first season in Mallorca, Lee Kang-in played in 30 La Liga games (15 starts, 15 substitutes) and had a period of adaptation. And he has established himself as a key player this season under the new coach Javier Aguire.
Lee Kang-in has so far participated in 18 league games, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists. He is second on the team in scoring behind Vedat Muriki (8 goals) and first in assists. As a result, the value rose. The football statistics media ‘Transfer Markt’ set Lee Kang-in’s ransom at 12 million euros (approximately 16.2 billion won). Even at the time of joining Mallorca, it was 6 million euros (about 8.1 billion won).
Transfer rumors have also occurred. During the January transfer window, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and even Atletico Madrid, the powerhouse of La Liga, were mentioned as candidates. Lee Kang-in wanted to transfer for the sake of his career, and showed an active attitude, such as meeting with the Mallorca club, but Mallorca adhered to the position of not being able to transfer.
At the end of the season, transfer rumors about Lee Kang-in may arise again. However, it is expected to act as the biggest variable in Lee Kang-in’s buyout. On the 2nd, Mallorca’s general manager Pablo Ortels nailed it, saying, “As coach Aguire said, Lee Kang-in’s buyout is 30 million euros (approximately 40.4 billion won).”