The transfer rumors of Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), which had been hot throughout the winter transfer market, eventually came to an end without fruition. He jumped from the English Premier League (EPL) clubs to Spain’s prestigious Atlético Madrid before signing, but the final conclusion was ‘remain’. In the background, there was an unreasonable buyout clause of ’30 million euros (approximately 40.3 billion won)’, which was confirmed by the director and the general manager.
At a press conference held on the 2nd (Korean time), Mallorca general manager Pablo Ortels said, “All transfer proposals for Lee Kang-in were reviewed by the club, but that did not mean that the transfer was accepted.” 30 million euros is not wrong, it is true.” 메이저사이트
In the meantime, through the local media, Lee Kang-in’s buyout was known as 17 million euros (approximately 22.8 billion won), but later coach Aguirre directly mentioned 30 million euros at a press conference, causing controversy. Some suspected that coach Aguirre was lying to avoid transferring Lee Kang-in, but the general manager himself put a wedge in that Lee Kang-in’s buyout was 30 million euros.
While there is an analysis that the buyout will be lowered this summer, the 30 million euro buyout confirmed by the head coach and manager is close to an unreasonable level of contract. In particular, in the winter transfer market, when the season is in full swing, it is burdensome for most clubs to readily pay.
The buyout clause must be included in the contract in the Spanish Primera Liga. If a club that wants to recruit Lee Kang-in offers a transfer fee equivalent to a buyout, the Mallorca club cannot refuse it. Naturally, the club tries to increase the buyout clause so as not to lose the player at a bargain price, and the player side tries to reduce it as much as possible so that the club cannot refuse when it receives a transfer offer from a bigger club.
One of the important factors in the buyout negotiation process is the size of the transfer fee incurred during the player acquisition process. This is because if the buyout of a player recruited at a high transfer fee is low, the club may lose money and be taken away. Conversely, when the transfer fee is small, such as free contract, it is common for the player to take the lead in the buyout negotiations.
This is why the content that Lee Kang-in’s buyout amounted to 30 million euros is beyond common sense. This is because when Lee Kang-in left Valencia and joined Mallorca, he joined as a free agent without a transfer fee. Just as Mallorca rejected all transfer offers from other clubs in the transfer market this winter, Lee Kang-in’s position was truly a ‘shackle’.
If Lee Kang-in’s buyout reaches 30 million euros, as explained by the general manager and manager, the player’s agent will have signed a contract with absurd conditions. The result led to the result of a ‘transfer failure’ to the extent that Lee Kang-in himself expressed his dissatisfaction. The opportunity to play at a higher level than Mallorca has also been delayed.