‘German war hero’ Sell, buy Lee Kang-in…Napoli’s ‘Korean No. 2’ project

(Xinhua) Kim Min-jae’s club, Italian Serie A side Napoli, is making concrete plans to sign Lee Kang-in.

The scenario is to sell Mexican striker Irving Rosano, who helped Napoli win the Serie A title this season as a right winger, and sign Lee Kang-in as one of the alternatives. If Napoli sell Rosano for what they believe to be the right price, it would be enough to cover the transfer fee for Lee to Mallorca.

Rosano, who joined Napoli from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven for €38 million in the summer of 2019, scored three goals in 32 Serie A games this season to help the club win the title. However, he hasn’t been as explosive as he was in 2020/21, when he scored 11 goals in 32 games, and Napoli is looking to sell the club’s most expensive player.먹튀검증

Rosano scored the winning goal against Germany at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, helping Mexico pull off their first upset of the tournament and topple the defending champions. He came to Napoli on the back of a career like that, and in fact has often formed a back three with Hvitsa Kvarachelia and Victor Osimhen this season. However, there is now a strong argument to be made that Rosano needs to go elsewhere in order to re-sign Kvarachelia, who has developed into a key winger for Napoli this year.

The idea of selling Rosano and using the money to buy a young winger like Lee Kang-In has been suggested.

Napoli outlet Il Matino made the announcement on Thursday, reporting on the club’s plans for next season.

“Napoli will offer Rosano, who has one year left on his contract, a new deal. “If Rosano does not accept, Napoli will evaluate offers from other clubs.” “If Rosano does not accept, Napoli will evaluate offers from other clubs. French side Olympique Lyonnais could make a €20 million ($30.9 billion) bid for the player.”

He went on to name the likes of Lee Kang-in as players Napoli could bring in if Rosano leaves. “Mallorca’s South Korean midfielder Lee Kang-in is also on the list (of possible targets),” the newspaper said, referring to U.S. international midfielder Taylor Booth, who plays for Utrecht in the Netherlands, Japanese international Daichi Kamada, who is a free agent this summer, and Danish international Jesper Lindström, who plays for Frankfurt alongside Kamada.

Considering that Lee would cost around €15 million if he were to leave Mallorca this summer, Napoli could sell Rosano and bring in Lee, who could be used as a midfielder or winger.

Reports have been circulating since the beginning of the month that Napoli have been monitoring Lee.

Initially, Lee’s name seemed to be linked with a move for Hwang In-beom, who plays for Olympiakos in Greece, but Hwang has disappeared from the media in recent days, and Lee has remained in the spotlight.

Napoli and Mallorca are reportedly planning a friendly match in South Korea early next month. It will be interesting to see if a clash between the two teams will spur Lee’s move to Napoli.

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