Napoli seems to be interested in Lee Kang-in as well as Kubo Takefusa. However, Kubo is likely to remain at Real Sociedad.
Spain’s ‘Diario de Mallorca’ reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in has been performing wonderfully in Mallorca this season. Many teams are watching him, and Napoli is the most recent team to join.” .
The media reported the news of Italy’s ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ and said, “Napoli is interested in Kubo as well as Lee Kang-in to strengthen the Asian market. Currently, Lee Kang-in’s Korean national soccer teammate Kim Min-jae is playing in Napoli.” did.
Lee Kang-in is from the Valencia Youth Academy. He raised expectations by breaking the club’s youngest foreign player’s debut record, but he was not given enough opportunities to play. Lee Kang-in decided to leave Valencia and joined Mallorca ahead of last season. In his first season, he went through a period of adaptation by going back and forth between starting and replacing.
This season is the best season of his career so far. Lee Kang-in received the trust of coach Javier Aguirre and established himself as a key player. He has played 33 matches in Spanish La Liga so far. As his opportunities to play increased, his performance also improved. He scored 6 goals and 4 assists, leading Mallorca’s offense with Vedat Muriki (13 goals, 3 assists).
Naturally, teams that wanted Lee Kang-in appeared. While English Premier League (EPL) teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are showing interest, Atletico Madrid, a powerhouse in La Liga, is keeping an eye on Lee Kang-in. Atletico was also linked with Lee Kang-in in January, but at that time, the transfer was not carried out due to Mallorca’s opposition.
In the midst of this, Naples is being discussed as another candidate. Napoli signed Kim Min-jae ahead of this season. Thanks to the outstanding performance of key players such as Kim Min-jae, Victor Osimen, and Hvitza Kvarazhelia, the Italian Serie A championship was recently confirmed. It has been 33 years since the 1989-90 season.
Now is the time to prepare for the next season. Napoli, which is aiming to strengthen its power, is looking for an 토스카지노 opportunity to further enhance its presence in the Asian market. Along with Lee Kang-in, who is showing outstanding performance in Mallorca, we are also keeping an eye on Kubo, who is continuing to play an active role at Sociedad. Kubo is currently posting 8 goals and 3 assists in 30 league games at Sociedad.
However, it is unlikely that Kubo will leave. Kubo recently said, “When I first joined Sociedad, I was worried that many fans would want me until next season. But now I can say for sure. I will be 100% ‘Txuri-urdin’ next year.” Txuri-urdin is an alias for Sociedad in Basque, meaning blue and white.