“It’s a Korea-Japan combination.” This is the anticipation expressed by the Japanese media as they reported the transfer of Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Lee Kang-in’s transfer to the English Premier League (EPL) has been raised. Fabrizio Romano, a European football transfer expert, said, “Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca in the summer. EPL teams are watching Lee Kang-in.” Spain’Pichahes’ also expressed interest in the EPL, saying, “Three EPL teams are aiming for Lee Kang-in.”온라인카지노
Japan’s ‘Tokyo Sports’, citing this, said, “(As a team watching Lee Kang-in), there is Brighton, where Japan’s national midfielder Kaoru Mitoma plays an active part.” “The club’s board of directors believes that he is a necessary player for the European club competition,” he added.
Also, “If the transfer to Brighton is completed, there is a possibility that a Korea-Japan combination with Mitoma will be formed. Attention is focusing on the future,” he said with interest, watching whether Lee Kang-in would work with Mitoma in Brighton.
As many Korean and Japanese players advance to Europe, there are more and more Korean and Japanese players playing on the same team. In the past, Park Joo-ho and Okazaki worked together in Mainz 05, and Lee Kang-in played with Kubo Takefusa in Mallorca. Oh Hyun-kyu, who joined Celtic last January, is also working with a number of Japanese players.
However, Mitoma has been rumored to transfer to a big club such as Arsenal based on his amazing performance this season. Contrary to the expectation of ‘Tokyo Sports’, there is a possibility that the formation of a Korea-Japan combination will not be made.
Besides Brighton, Newcastle United and Fulham are also known to be interested in Lee Kang-in.