Lee Kang-in has been linked to AC Milan. Italian media have compared Lee to Atem Ben Arfa, who was once dubbed the “next Zidane.
“AC Milan are in talks with Lee Kang-in to replace Charles Deketelaar,” Italy’s Calcio Web reported on April 24 (KST). Lee Kang-in is a midfielder who plays for 먹튀검증 Mallorca and the South Korean national team. He can play as an attacking midfielder and as a left or right winger. He is a fantastic player and has great vision,” the report said.
“He is very valuable in terms of assists and has a great shot. He has been compared to Ben Arfa in this respect. He came through the Valencia youth ranks and became a key player after moving to Mallorca in 2021. Now he is ready to make the leap to the next level in Italy.”
The ‘flower’ that was ignored at Valencia has blossomed in Mallorca. Lee is leading the attack in La Liga with his dazzling pressing, daring dribbling, and sharp link-up play.
All of Spain is taking notice. He was named to the best team in La Liga and the best team in Europe’s top five leagues by soccer statistics site FútbolScore.com. He was also nominated for the Spanish La Liga’s April Player of the Month award.
Recently, his agent was also in the spotlight. Javier Garrido, who represents Lee, has visited Manchester City, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, Burnley, and more. Atletico Madrid joined the mix, sparking transfer speculation.
Lee has a buyout clause worth €20 million. EPL clubs with deep pockets have the advantage. In particular, Spaniard Unai Emery’s Villa or Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton have been favored.
Calcio Web, referring to Ben Arfa, who has been called the “second Zidane” in the past, introduced Lee by saying, “Lee’s contract expires in 2025. His current value is €15 million ($21.3 billion), but AC Milan want to sign him for €10 million ($14.2 billion).” Lee will decide on his future after the end of the season.