Lee Kang-in was included in Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘expected’ 25-man list next season.
Korea’s ‘next-generation’ ace. Having experienced Spanish football since childhood, Lee Kang-in has grown into a stylish type that cannot be seen in Korea. His sophisticated left-footed kick is rated as ‘all-time great’ and his style of play has often been compared to Manchester City’s ‘legend’ David Silva.
It has improved even more this season. Kicking and playmaking have become more mature, and the amount of activity, stamina, speed, and forward pressure, which have been pointed out as weaknesses, have all been supplemented. As he is still young, he is highly evaluated in that the future is expected more than the present.
Recently, the water has risen in performance. In the match against Osasuna, it was stuffed into the official Spanish La Liga account with a fantastic dribble, and in the match against Celta Vigo, it received a high rating of 9 points without any attack points.
He also wrote a waiting list. In the game against Getafe, he scored multiple goals in Spanish La Liga for the first time in his personal career and as a Korean player, and in the game against Athletic Bilbao, he scored the 6th goal in the league with a powerful shot, raising his personal career and the first Korean player to score double-digit attack points in La Liga.
Many teams are showing interest in him. Since last winter, reporter Matteo Moreto of Spanish media ‘Relebo’ mentioned the transfer rumor, and it has been steadily being dealt with. The teams mentioned are different. Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Brighton and Newcastle United have emerged as candidates.
Recently, Tottenham, where Son Heung-min is involved, also jumped into the scouting competition. Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’ said, “Tottenham, along with Atletico, are also aiming for Lee Kang-in.” The British media ‘Football Fancast’ expressed anticipation, saying, “Lee Kang-in can continue Son Heung-min’s legacy at Tottenham.”
I even included it in the ‘expected’ list. British media ‘Football London’ released Tottenham’s ‘expected’ 25-man list for next season, and Lee Kang-in’s name was there. The media expected Tottenham to have a total of five strikers next season, and Lee Kang-in was mentioned along with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Richarlisson. The media said, “Lee Kang-in is a potential resource that Tottenham can recruit. He is showing good form in Spanish La Liga this season and can play both the left and right flanks and the center.”