‘Transfers buyout amount is variable’…23.7 billion to 34.8 billion surge on strong 2022-23 season
Lee Kang-in’s buyout price has reportedly risen after his breakout season in Mallorca.
Spanish media outlet Marca reported on Sept. 9 (KST) that “Lee Kang-in’s price is much higher than it was a season ago,” and that “Lee Kang-in’s buyout amount is at least 25 million euros (about $34.8 billion).
The outlet added, ‘The buyout amount for Lee Kang-in will depend on his performance and the number of games he plays. Lee had a breakout season in the Primera Liga in 2022-23, scoring six goals and providing six assists. His buyout clause has increased significantly.
“Clubs interested in signing him will need to get their checkbooks ready. His buyout clause was €17 million in last summer’s transfer window, but it has risen to €25 million after his stellar season.
Lee became the first South Korean player in history to surpass 10 assists in a single season in the Primera Liga. Lee also made 90 dribble breaks in Primera Liga in 2022-23, the second most in all of Primera Liga behind Real Madrid’s Vinicius. Lee was nominated for the Primera Liga Secretariat’s Team of the Year and recognized by Spanish publication Marca as part of the Primera Liga Silver Eleven for the 2022-23 season.
Lee has been heavily linked with a number of transfers this summer. Atletico Madrid (AT Madrid) have been linked with a move for Lee once again following the winter transfer 메이저놀이터 window in January. After having a €10 million (approximately $13.9 billion) bid rejected by Mallorca, AT Madrid are reportedly considering giving up youngsters like Giuliano Simeone and Riquelme as part of the transfer fee.
Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Newcastle United have also been linked with a move for Lee, with Spanish outlet Espanyol reporting on Aug. 8 that “Real Sociedad are clear on who they need to sign this summer. ‘Real Sociedad are interested in signing an attacking midfielder,’ and ‘Lee Kang-in has received several offers after a great season in Mallorca. They are looking for a new Ödegaard. The signing of Lee Kang-in is essential.