‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) will wear the jersey of the prestigious Paris Saint-Germain (France) in Europe. After a series of reports that he has already signed a personal agreement and completed a medical test, it has been reported that the specific contract period and salary have been revealed, and only an official announcement remains.
“Lee Kang-in has reached a full verbal agreement with Paris Saint-Germain and has already completed his medical,” journalist Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European soccer transfer market, wrote on social media on Thursday (June 14), accompanied by the signature phrase “Here We Go!”.
Lee has been linked with a number of clubs since the winter transfer window opened in January and has been the subject of transfer speculation ever since. Newcastle United, Aston Villa, West Ham United (England), and Atletico Madrid (Spain) were among the clubs he was linked to.
The club most closely linked to the player was Atletico Madrid, who had been seriously interested since the winter transfer window opened in January and made a move in earnest in April. However, the latest round of negotiations ended in a “deadlock” and eventually broke down. Although a personal agreement was reached, the two sides were unable to close the gap on the transfer fee.
Lee was naturally expected to become a new Premier League player, as he had received interest from multiple English Premier League (EPL) 토토사이트 clubs. However, he received a surprise offer from Paris Saint-Germain, and the transfer went through in rapid succession, eventually leading to a move to the French Ligue 1. He returned home via France, where he reportedly underwent medical tests before joining the South Korean national team.
In particular, Lee reportedly received a direct ‘love call’ from Paris Saint-Germain president Luis Campos (58-Portugal), who strongly wanted to sign him. With the departure of Lionel Messi (35) and Neymar (31-over Paris Saint-Germain), there are observations that he could be the start of a rebuilding process and a new ‘core member’.
Lee is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain with a transfer fee of 22 million euros (about 302 million won). He is also expected to sign a four-year contract until 2027, with a significant increase in salary.
In fact, the minimum salary that Atletico Madrid were willing to offer him was around €3 million. At Paris Saint-Germain, he is expected to earn even more than that. Considering he currently earns €500,000, that’s more than a six-fold increase. Not only that, but he’ll also get 30% of the transfer fee from the deal. 30% of 22 million euros equals 6.6 million euros (about 9 billion won).
In a Paris Saint-Germain jersey, Lee will be able to play in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), a “war of the stars,” starting immediately next season. Add to that the prospect of playing alongside ‘world-class striker’ Kylian Mbappe, 24, who has also announced his intention to stay at the club, and the potential is there for a career of epic proportions.
Since joining Mallorca (Spain) in the summer of 2021, Lee has dazzled as his potential has blossomed. He made a huge impact with his flashy skills, sharp kicks, and creativity. In 39 appearances (35 starts) across all competitions, he scored six goals and provided seven assists. This is his personal ‘career high’.
In particular, Lee stole the show with his fluid dribbling and breakaways in every game. In fact, he made his presence felt as he finished second in the Spanish Primera Liga for most successful dribbles (90).