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Spain’s ‘golden youngest’ Lee Kang-in, ‘transfer → borrowing problem’ Can he join Hangzhou AG?

The ‘golden maknae’ Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) is showing his presence on the Spanish stage. On the 24th of last month (hereafter Korean time), he became the first Korean player to score multiple goals in a match in the Spanish Primera Liga. On the 2nd, he became the first Korean player to achieve double-digit attack points in Spain. He played 2422 minutes in 31 league games this season, scoring 6 goals and 4 assists. He was nominated for the ‘Team of the Year’ midfielder category by the Primera Liga Secretariat. Lee Kang-in is also the first Korean player to do this.

The whole world is paying attention to Lee Kang-in. He stands at the center of the ‘transfer theory of the century’. Local Spanish media said, ‘Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca this summer. Aston Villa of the English Premier League (EPL) will be willing to pay close to 20 million euros. Lee Kang-in’s transfer was a matter of time. His transfer could be one of the biggest issues of the Spanish stage this summer,’ they reported one after another. Lee Kang-in’s agent, Javier Garrido, recently visited Aston Villa. Garrido reported on his social media that he had visited Manchester City and Aston Villa.

The Korean national soccer team also wants Lee Kang-in. Team A coach Jurgen Klinsmann mentioned Lee Kang-in in every interview after his appointment. Hwang Seon-hong, coach of the under-23 (U-23) national team, also highly praises Lee Kang-in. In particular, coach Hwang is ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. Lee Kang-in is considered a key member of the Asian Games.

The question is whether or not to borrow. After Hwang took office, he could not properly work with Lee Kang-in. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup in June last year is the only one. After coach Hwang finished the Doha Cup in March, he said, “I haven’t been able to meet Lee Kang-in for a long time. I hope to meet him soon and be with him.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳

He also has to overcome the big mountain of permission for his team. The Asian Games are not mandatory competitions for FIFA. You can never join without the cooperation of the club. Officials at the scene said, “If Lee Kang-in transfers to a new team, it seems that the Asian Games drafting cooperation rule should be included. European teams are very conservative in drafting other than A-matches.”

Lee Kang-in has shown a strong will for the Taegeuk mark. At the 2019 Under 20 (U-20) World Cup, fans warmly applauded with the fervent singing of the national anthem. Head coach Jung Jeong-yong, who led the team at the time, said, “(Lee) Kang-in has a very strong sense of responsibility. He has a strong sense of responsibility for his team as well as the Taegeuk mark.”

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