Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are looking for a midfielder to add creativity, but it’s not easy to find one. Lee Kang-in is being considered as an alternative.
The French ‘L’Equipe’ reported on the 15th (KST), “PSG sent Leandro Paredes and Henato Sanchez to AS Roma. PSG want a player to add creativity to the midfield, but it is difficult to sign Bernardo Silva. PSG wants someone who can technically link up well in the midfield, which is separate from signing a striker. Silva is a versatile player that Luis Enrique wants, but Pep Guardiola wants to re-sign him,” the report said.
“Silva is expected to re-sign for City. Ilkay Gundogan has already left for Barcelona and Gabriel Jesus is preparing a move to Napoli. If PSG miss out on their targets and fail to bring in a creative player, they will pay a price.”
Lee Kang-in has been mentioned as an alternative. Lee became a top-flight midfielder in Spanish La Liga with Real Mallorca last season. If he was a waiting game at Valencia, he was the best midfielder in Spanish La Liga at Mallorca. He was indispensable in this situation. Luis de Galleta and Dani Rodriguez also played important roles in the midfield, but they weren’t as good as Lee. Lee was involved all over the field, playing on the flanks and in the center. His passing and dribbling skills are among the best in the league, and he was able to break free when the opposition pressed.
His dribbling was excellent, as were his accurate passes to his teammates and his split-second switching of attacking routes. His partnership with Bedat Murki was the best. The pattern was that Lee would slip in a pass, Murki would hold onto the ball and either advance or finish with a header. It was simple but devastating. With Lee giving his all in the midfield and in attack, Mallorca were able to avoid relegation. Mallorca ended the 2022-23 season in 9th place.
After being linked to Atletico Madrid and several other English Premier League (EPL) clubs, Lee turned to PSG. PSG offered €22 million (approximately KRW 31.4 billion) for the player. Even with a certain amount of money for Lee, it was a huge profit for Mallorca. In a win-win situation, Lee joined PSG. It was his first time playing outside of Spain and PSG had a strong squad, so the competition was going to be tough.
Lee was categorized as a right winger. He made his unofficial debut in a friendly against Le Havre, where he partnered with 먹튀검증 Ashraf Hakimi on the right wing. He didn’t play much after that due to injuries, but he started against Lorient in the first round of the French Ligue 1 in 2023-24. Lee played as a right winger, partnering with Carles Soler and Gonçalo Ramos. The team drew 0-0, but Lee received favorable reviews.
He had 85 touches of the ball, 3 shots, 1 key pass, 88% pass success rate, 2 successful dribbles, 2 successful crosses (12 attempts), 3 successful long passes (5 attempts), and 3 recoveries. The soccer statistician Couch Score gives Lee a 7.4 rating.