“100% interest in recruiting A. Villa”…Lee Kang-in, could become the 15th EPL Korean Leaguer

Lee Kang-in can become the 15th Korean Leaguer in the English Premier League (EPL).

Spain’s ‘El Goal Digital’ said on the 20th (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in, who is doing well at Real Mallorca, is attracting the attention of EPL teams. They are very interested in Lee Kang-in’s performance and decided to pay a buyout. Javier Aguirre The manager doesn’t want to lose him, who is the core of the strategy, but it looks difficult. Atletico Madrid approached, but Lee Kang-in seems to go to the EPL.”

“Aston Villa wants Lee Kang-in. They will pay a buyout and I am 100% sincere. Lee Kang-in will play a part in coach Unai Emery’s soccer. Recruitment becomes more important. Lee Kang-in’s transfer fee is estimated at 15 million euros (approximately 21.7 billion won), and the buyout is 18 million euros (approximately 26.1 billion won). It is a relatively small amount for Villa.”

Lee Kang-in is a hot potato. Lee Kang-in, who grew up in Valencia, went to Mallorca when he didn’t get a chance in the first team. His first season in Mallorca fell short of expectations, but his coming season is different. Mallorca has become an irreplaceable resource. His strengths stand out enough to make only key passes 44 times in the league, and his weaknesses such as defensive contributions and pressing ability are definitely compensated.

Several EPL teams have shown interest. Hee-chan Hwang was connected to Wolverhampton, West Ham United, and Newcastle United, and a rumor from an agent was mentioned about going to Manchester City. Now the villa has been talked about. Compared to other teams, Villa look more aggressive. Villa hovered around the relegation zone under manager Steven Gerrard, but after manager Emery came, they rose to the top of the EPL. 안전놀이터

The compatibility between director Emery and Lee Kang-in looks good. Manager Emery actively utilizes central-oriented midfielders. The use of Giovanni Lo Celso at Villarreal is a good example. Villa is making good use of John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey. Both players are more of a central midfielder, but play on the left and right. Like Lo Celso, he runs in all directions and presses and unfolds at the same time. When the two players come to the center, the switching play proceeds in a way that the left and right fullbacks advance to fill it up.

Attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia is used in the same way. He is good at maximizing the strengths of central or attacking midfielders. Coach Emery’s characteristic is to bring out his skills by placing them in multiple places rather than just one place, and to make the attack flow like water by making the most of his passing ability. It is similar to the role Lee Kang-in plays in Mallorca. He has competitors, but he is Lee Kang-in, who is competitive enough.

Going to Villa, he is the 15th EPL Korean leaguer. Park Ji-sung, Lee Young-pyo, Seol Ki-hyun, Lee Dong-guk, Kim Doo-hyun, Jo Won-hee, Lee Cheong-yong, Ji Dong-won, Park Ju-young, Ki Sung-yong, Yoon Seok-young, Kim Bo-kyung, Son Heung-min, and Hwang Hee-chan will succeed. Jeong Sang-bin also joined Wolverhampton, but was excluded because he had no record of playing in the EPL. Expectations for Lee Kang-in, who can become the 15th Korean leaguer, are already high.

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