‘King’ Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca)’s move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has stalled. PSG are willing to take the player for a lower fee, while laid-back Mallorca are stalling for time to get more money for the transfer.
“Lee’s transfer to PSG has not yet been finalized,” said French website VIPSG, quoting Le Parisien, “but it remains to be seen if Lee will be PSG’s first target.”
According to the article, Lee and PSG have reached a personal agreement and everything is complete. His contract is still valid, as well as his salary. He has even completed his medical.
European transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed on social media that “Lee and PSG have reached a verbal agreement on a long-term contract. The medical has been completed and the final details are being worked out.”
It’s clear why PSG want Lee. They want to fill the playmaking void left by the departure of Lionel Messi (Inter Miami). He’s got great dribbling and ball-keeping skills, excellent situational awareness, and an intelligent forward pass.
His record shows it. Last season, Lee racked up 12 offensive points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 36 league games. He was also named the official Most Valuable Player (MOM) six times.
According to Fúscore.com, Lee completed 1.5 key passes and 2.5 successful dribbles per game, and his 90 total dribble breaks 안전놀이터 were the most in La Liga behind only Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) with 112.
PSG believes that Lee’s move could open up a lot of opportunities for their lavish attacking line. While he can’t match Messi’s fame, he has made his presence felt on a team that isn’t a powerhouse.
The problem is the transfer fee. “PSG want to reduce the transfer fee, which is currently between 20 and 25 million euros ($28.5 and $35.6 billion), to 15 million euros ($21.4 billion),” the outlet claims, adding that “Mallorca will demand 22 million euros ($31.3 billion), including the player’s development fee, which Valencia will have to pay.”
In the end, the difference between PSG and Mallorca’s transfer fee is €7 million. Mallorca are looking to sell Lee this summer anyway. They plan to use his transfer fee to strengthen their squad for next season.
There”s no rush for Mallorca. There are plenty of clubs that want him, even if they”re not PSG. Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Burnley, and Brighton are just a few of the clubs mentioned. There’s nothing to lose by letting Lee stay.
Now it’s time for patience. For PSG, the wait could be a bit long. With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and other star players on the move, they may be in a hurry. We can’t wait to see how long it takes for Lee to complete his move to PSG.