Lee Kang-in is set to join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Loic Tanji of France’s L’Equipe reported on July 13 (KST) that “PSG and Mallorca are close to reaching an agreement on the transfer of Lee Kang-in. Lee has already passed a medical in Paris and signed a long-term contract,” he reported.
“There are still details to be worked out between the clubs, but the parties believe it is only a matter of time. The transfer fee could reach 20 million euros (about 27.5 billion won), including bonuses.”
The report ends the transfer saga of Lee Kang-in. On the 13th, multiple Spanish and French media outlets broke the news of Lee’s imminent departure to PSG. “Lee is one step away from joining PSG,” said Spanish publication Relevo. With Atletico Madrid no longer in the running, PSG have joined the Premier League clubs in the race. PSG have been tracking the player for the past few months and have accelerated their recruitment efforts. Negotiations between PSG and Mallorca are progressing well and the parties want to finalize a deal soon,” the report said.
“The deal between PSG and the player has already been finalized. PSG and Mallorca are finalizing the transfer by discussing bonuses. Aston Villa, Burnley, Wolverhampton and Manchester United were among the clubs that wanted Lee, but it did not go further. The player’s future lies outside of Spain and is likely to be away from the Premier League.”
Furthermore, the French publication Foot Mercato wrote: “Negotiations between Mallorca and PSG have gone well, and Lee is close to completing his move to PSG. The player has already agreed to a contract with PSG, which runs until June 2028.”
Spain’s Marca added: “The two clubs are negotiating the final details. PSG president Luis Campos has been in talks with Mallorca for the past few weeks to sign Lee. In addition, PSG have guaranteed Lee a first-team place and the opportunity to play in European competitions.”
Finally, ‘Requiem for a Dream”s Tanzi announced that he has completed his medical. He was followed by Santi Auna of Foot Mercato and European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano. Auna pegged the transfer fee at €22 million.
There’s no doubt about it. Lee is headed to PSG. It’s the result of a remarkable 2022-23 season. In 36 Spanish La Liga games (2,843 minutes – 33 starts), Lee scored six goals and provided six assists, setting new career highs for minutes played and offensive points in a single season. A milestone for a Korean leaguer in La Liga.
Lee was indispensable in Mallorca’s game plan. He was involved all over the field, playing on the flanks and in the center. His passing ability and league-leading dribbling skills led the attack. His partnership with the team’s top scorer, Bedat Murki (15 goals), was excellent. The dribbling category in particular stands out. According to soccer statistician Sofascore, Lee is second in dribbling success (90) after Vinicius Junior (112-Real).먹튀검증
He received offers from Atletico Madrid, several Premier League clubs, and others, but the tide turned when PSG stepped in. PSG accepted Mallorca’s offer and swept Lee into their arms. He will now play for PSG starting in the 2023-24 season.