Lee Kang-in’s presence at Aston Villa is largely accounted for by manager Unai Emery.
Lee Kang-in is the undisputed ace of Mallorca this season. Lee Kang-in, who has recorded 3 goals and 4 assists in 28 league games so far, is showing off his offensive talent by crossing the second line of attack, including left winger and second striker. It is safe to say that Mallorca’s offensive work this season begins with Lee Kang-in and ends with Lee Kang-in.
As Lee Kang-in’s performance continues, transfer rumors are constantly being raised. In particular, since January, English Premier League (EPL) clubs have been paying attention to Lee Kang-in. Reporter Matteo Moreto of Spanish media ‘Relevo’ also poured out reports that Lee Kang-in would go to the winter transfer market. However, with the persuasion of the club and the appeal of manager Javier Aguirre, Lee Kang-in remained with the team for now, and is playing the rest of the season.
Lee Kang-in, who has played half a season more, is now closer than ever before. The move of his agent, Javier Garrido, became a hint. On the 13th (Korean time), Garrido visited England and visited clubs such as Manchester City, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton and Burnley. Only he knows whether Garrido visited English clubs to negotiate Lee Kang-in, but it sparked rumors of Lee Kang-in’s transfer.
Among them, Aston Villa is actively fighting for Lee Kang-in. According to Juan Carlos Taura, a reporter for Spanish media ‘Cope Mallorca’, “Lee Kang-in is likely to leave this summer in the transfer market. His buyout amount is 18 million euros (approximately 26.1 billion won), and Lee Kang-in is more than ever It is highly likely that he will leave the team.” 메이저놀이터
The rumor of Lee Kang-in’s transfer to Aston Villa did not come from only one place. Spanish media ‘Estadio Deportivo’ reported that Aston Villa is looking to recruit Lee Kang-in this summer. If they pay a buyout of 18 million euros (approximately 26.1 billion won), Mallorca will be able to make the transfer of the century.
” It is also because of coach Unai Emery, who was from the Basque Country in Spain and led Villarreal until 2022, winning the UEFA Europa League (UEL) and advancing to the semifinals of the Champions League (UCL). Based on his performance at Villarreal, he joined Aston Villa this season and is leading the team to 6th place, leading a sensation.
Lee Kang-in spent his childhood in Spain and has lived until now, so he is fluent in Spanish. This makes him a good fit for Emery, who is from Spain and understands Spanish football better than anyone else. Also, coach Emery has been watching Lee Kang-in for a long time. The ‘Birmingham Mail’, which reports Aston Villa news, said, “From last winter’s transfer window, the first transfer window under Emery, he is eager to join Lee Kang-in in the squad.” Interest is growing whether the ‘Spanish Connection’ between Lee Kang-in and director Emery will be successful.