Lee Kang-in’s move to AC Milan is gaining traction.
Italian media outlet Calcioweb reported on the 24th (KST), ‘Lee Kang-in is negotiating a three-year contract with AC Milan. The South Korean is a talent who is expected to enter Serie A,” the outlet reported.
The outlet continued, ‘Lee is a left-footed attacking midfielder who can play in the left or right winger position. He is a fantastic player and has a great vision of the game. He also has the ability to assist and shoot.
In particular, ‘AC Milan, who are looking for a replacement for Keteler, are in talks with Lee Kang-in,’ and ‘Lee Kang-in, whose contract with Mallorca expires in 2025, has a market value of €15 million (approx. 21.4 billion won), but AC Milan want to sign him for €10 million (approx. 14.2 billion won 메이저놀이터)’.
The Belgian international joined AC Milan from Club Brugge this season, but has struggled to make an impact, going scoreless in 33 appearances. AC Milan have been disappointed with his performance and are looking to replace him with a younger player to spark the team’s offense. AC Milan is in fourth place in Serie A this season with a record of 18 wins, 10 draws, and 8 losses (64 points) and is likely to compete in the UEFA Champions League next season. AC Milan also had a strong showing in the UEFA Champions League this season, reaching the last four before defeating Napoli in the quarterfinals.
Lee has been on fire in the Primera Liga this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists. He is widely expected to leave Mallorca at the end of the season. Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, and Italian media outlets have recently touted a move to Serie A, including Manchester United.
Lee Kang-in has been in the news recently for his transfer to Manchester United. On July 21, Spanish outlet Relevo reported, “Manchester United have made inquiries about Lee. Lee will leave Mallorca this summer,” according to Spanish outlet Relevo.
On the 22nd, local media such as British outlet The People’s Perspective reported, “Man United are said to be interested in signing Lee Kang-in to strengthen their squad ahead of next season. Lee Kang-in is a player who is interested in a number of Premier League clubs. It also said, ‘There are questions about which position Lee will fit into. However, he is young enough to be a key player for Van Gaal’s United,” and “He could be a great replacement for Van der Vaart. The Red Devils could even go for him instead of making an outright signing for Xavier.