About a year ago, Lee and Neymar met as opponents, but now they’ll be wearing the same jersey.
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Lee Kang-in,” Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) said on the club’s website on Monday. His contract runs until 2028,” the club officially announced.
Through the club, Lee said, “I am delighted to join PSG. PSG is one of the best teams in the world and has some of the best players in the world. I can’t wait to start my new adventure and I look forward to meeting the fans and giving them joy on the pitch.”
Lee’s last season was a career high. Entering his second season with Mallorca in 2022-23, Lee has improved his physicality, speed and defense, all of which were initially noted as weaknesses. His dribbling, passing, pressing, playmaking, and kicking also improved, making him a key part of Mallorca’s attack.
Statistically, it was his best season yet. Not only did he score six goals and provide six assists in La Liga, but his impact in the attack was huge. According to The Athletic, Lee had 41 successful dribbles in the 10 La Liga games after the World Cup in Qatar, the highest in the league, alongside the likes of Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) and Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal). He also had a 66% dribble success rate, which was significantly higher than the La Liga average of 47.2%.
Lee’s stellar performances have attracted a number of clubs. Lee, who has been on the radar of top clubs since January, was at his best in La Liga last season, scoring six goals and providing six assists. In the winter, he attracted interest from English Premier League (EPL) clubs Aston Villa, Brighton, Newcastle United, and Wolverhampton, while in La Liga, Atletico Madrid were among the favorites to sign him.
At one point, a move to Atletico was even predicted. Atletico were so convinced of Lee that they reportedly made a formal offer after a match against Mallorca in April. However, Mallorca rejected Atletico’s €12 million offer, which included Rodrigo Riquelme.
With Atletico out of the picture, PSG approached Lee, who made a bold €22 million (KRW 31.4 billion) offer and negotiations with PSG got underway. The negotiations then progressed rapidly. On the 13th, France’s RMC Sport reported that “PSG offered 22 million euros (approximately KRW 31.4 billion) for Lee Kang-in,” and it was also reported that the medical test was completed. “Lee has already passed the PSG medical in Paris earlier this week,” said Loic Tanji of France’s L’Equipe. 토토사이트 순위
Following this, Fabrizio Romano, an authoritative authority on the European soccer transfer market, also confirmed Lee’s move to PSG. “All parties involved in the transfer of Lee to PSG are confident that the deal will be finalized soon. The medical has already been completed and a verbal agreement has been finalized between the two clubs. We are now waiting for the signature.”