Aston Villa are also interested in Giovanni Lo Celso along with Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in is the undisputed ace of ㅋㅋㅋ벳Mallorca 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.
He was also very active in his most recent match. Lee Kang-in scored a multi-goal against Getafe in the 30th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 24th. Thanks to Lee Kang-in’s great performance, Mallorca won 3-1.
English Premier League (EPL) clubs are interested in Lee Kang-in, who is breaking a career high this season. Reporter Mateo Moreto of Spanish media ‘Relebo’ also poured out reports that Lee Kang-in would go to the winter transfer market in January. 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.
Although he stayed in Mallorca, English clubs continue to show interest. Among them, Aston Villa is the most active. Spanish media ‘Estadio Deportivo’ said, “Aston Villa is aiming to sign Lee Kang-in this summer. If they pay the buyout amount of 18 million euros (about 26.5 billion won), Mallorca will be able to achieve the transfer of the century.” said.
This is not the first time Aston Villa has shown interest. Spanish media ‘Ultima Ora’ said, “Aston Villa requested 13.5 million euros (about 19.9 billion won) from Mallorca for Lee Kang-in last January, but the negotiations broke down. Aston Villa is now paying 18 million euros (about 26.5 billion won). We are aiming for a buyout for Lee Kang-in.”
Meanwhile, a variable occurred in Lee Kang-in’s move to the Premier League. This is because Giovanni Lo Celso, a former pupil of current Aston Villa manager Unai Emery, is being discussed as a possible transfer candidate. Argentine media ‘TyC Sports’ said, “Aston Villa want to sign Lo Celso from Tottenham.”
Originally from Tottenham Hotspur, Lo Celso was loaned out to Villarreal last season and coached by Emery. And they have good memories of each other, making great strides, such as leading the team to the semifinals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) that season.
Afterwards, in the 2022-23 season, manager Emery continues to play for Aston Villa, Lo Celso extends his loan contract and continues to play for Villarreal. Among them, the possibility of a reunion of the two was raised. ‘TyC Sports’ explained, “Lo Celso is looking forward to reuniting with coach Emery.” Depending on Lo Celso’s course of action, there is a possibility that there will be a variable in the transfer rumor of Lee Kang-in, who is in the same offensive midfield position.