West Ham United to spare no expense in quest to sign of Kang-in Lee this summer
West Ham United will “spare no expense” in their quest to sign RCD Mallorca attacker Kang-in Lee this summer, according to Estadio Deportivo.
The Hammers have already conveyed their intentions of paying the £15.8million release clause in the 22-year-old’s contract at the Spanish club, after Atletico Madrid recently tried to sign him last year.
Lee, who can play across all three attacking positions, has scored three goals and registered five assists from 28 league games this season.
The South Korean international is contracted at RCD Mallorca until June 2025, however West Ham want the attacker in their squad for next season and will spare no expense in their quest to sign him.
West Ham United will be in need of further attacking options next season, with a raft of changes possible at the London Stadium.
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With Gianluca Scamacca already being linked with moves away from the club, Newcastle expressing interest in Jarrod Bowen and Manuel Lanzini not expected to remain this summer, signing players in the ilk of Lee makes complete sense.
A fee of £18million does seem a little extortionate considering his lack of goals this season, but the South Korean highlighted his quality at the Qatar World Cup, where he played in all four matches and helped his nation progress from the group stages.
Considering the likes of Athletico Madrid have previously tried to sign the attacker, it comes as no surprise that he has a number of suitors from the Premier League.
There will probably be some slightly better bargains out in the market this summer, but if West Ham truly believe they can sign Lee without being lured into a transfer auction, there should be no major complaints from the fanbase.