Lee Kang-in has been linked to La Liga again. This time, it’s Real Sociedad, where his former teammate Takefusa Kubo plays.
“Lee Kang-in is a possible replacement for Kubo if he leaves Sociedad,” Spain’s ‘GOL Digital’ reported on April 18 (KST). “He headed to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after a special season in Mallorca, but he could join Sociedad just a few months after signing with the French team.” The report continued.
“Kubo is becoming one of the men of La Liga. He is performing brilliantly and the best clubs in the world are watching him. That’s why he will definitely leave the team in 2024. In this situation, Sociedad is eyeing a player like Lee Kang-in. He’s barely getting a chance at PSG. That’s why Sociedad is looking to sign him.”
Lee joined PSG last summer after leaving Mallorca. But things went awry in pre-season. He was injured and had little time to gel with his new teammates. When he returned, he was hit with another injury scare. After the second round match against Toulouse in August, he was sidelined with a left quadriceps injury. He missed the games against Reims, Lyon, and Nice. Fortunately, he made his comeback on Sept. 20 as a substitute in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against Dortmund.
However, he left PSG shortly afterward. He traveled to China for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, where he was named to Hwang Sun-hong’s squad, starting in the third round against Bahrain and helping the team to victory. After winning the gold medal, Lee showed his return to form in the October A matches against Tunisia and Vietnam.
As mentioned earlier, Lee hasn’t had much to show for his time at PSG due to injuries and the Asian Games. He’s made two starts and one substitute appearance. That means he still has a lot to prove.
Lee is a must-have for Enrique, as PSG currently have a lot of resources up front, but their midfield could use some creativity. Enrique primarily utilizes a 4-3-3 formation. He has already played in a 4-3-3 formation since his arrival at PSG. Mbappe, Gonzalo Higuain (Kolo-Mbappe), and Dembele form the top three. 안전놀이터
The back of the three midfield spots is guarded by Manuel Ugarte. The other two spots on the left are being contested by Vitinha and Fabian Luis. The right midfield spot has been occupied by Warren Zaire-Emery. However, Zaire-Emery was born in 2006 and is still developing. Therefore, Lee Kang-in is expected to compete with Zaire-Emery for a starting spot on the right side.
Lee has already proven his worth in the October A matches. He scored a brilliant free-kick opener against Tunisia and added a brace to record a multi-goal performance. He also scored a brace against Vietnam. With his form at a fever pitch, Lee is now ready to take on the PS