Fulham and Newcastle United have been linked with a move for 22-year-old RCD Mallorca attacker Lee Kang-in.
A report from Fichajes claims that Newcastle United are keen on signing 22-year-old South Korean attacking midfielder Lee Kang-in from La Liga club Mallorca. But they will face competition from Fulham and Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 22-year-old South Korean international has been in impressive form for La Liga club RCD Mallorca this season, scoring three goals and picking up five assists in the league. Lee Kang-in has the potential to develop into a top-class attacker, and Newcastle would certainly benefit from having a player like him at their disposal.
The South Korean international can operate as a winger on either flank and he can play as a central attacking midfielder as well. His versatility will be an added bonus for the Magpies if they manage to secure his services.
Newcastle need to add more depth to their attack, and the 22-year-old has been on their radar for a long time. The Magpies have drawn quite a few matches in the league this season, and they will be hoping to turn those draws into wins now. Signing a quality attacker who will add goals and creativity to the side will only help them win more matches next season.
Furthermore, Newcastle are well placed to secure Champions League qualification, and they will need a deeper squad to compete in the league as well as in Europe. The 22-year-old South Korean has proven his quality in La Liga, and he could be attracted to the idea of showcasing his qualities in the Premier League now. A move to Newcastle would be a step up in his career.
Newcastle have an ambitious project at their disposal, and they have the resources to compete with any club in world football. It remains to be seen whether they can fend off the competition from their Premier League rivals and agree on a deal with Mallorca.
Meanwhile, Fulham have done reasonably well this season, and they should be able to secure a top-half finish. The London club will be hoping to challenge for European qualification next season, and they need to add more quality to the squad. The South Korean would be a quality acquisition for them next season. Brighton could use more depth in their attack as well.
The Seagulls have put together a talented young squad, and the arrival of Lee Kang-in will only help from improve further. Brighton are currently pushing for European qualification, and it remains to be seen whether they can finish the season strongly.