Wolves transfer news: Kang-in Lee set for Premier League with Atletico unwilling to pay up
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Wolves transfer news: Kang-in Lee set for Premier League with Atletico unwilling to pay up

Wolves have received a potential boost over Kang-in Lee, with Atletico Madrid apparently unwilling to pay his release clause this summer.

It was reported recently that Lee was expected to leave Mallorca in the next transfer window.

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The 22-year-old has enjoyed a really good campaign in 2022/23, and the feeling is that he’ll have plenty of clubs circling him this summer.

He’s just about to finish his second season with the club, after joining from Valencia.

Wolves were actually first linked with a move for Lee in the summer of 2021.

Last month, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano reported at the start of April that Lee has good chances to move to England.

Lee has supposedly been tracked by Newcastle, Aston Villa, Burnley and Feyenoord this season.

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But it’s possible Wolves could reignite their previous interest, especially given how much potential he has and how versatile he is.

And Wolves may have a trump card to play in that, they already have Hwang Hee-chan at Molineux.

Hwang and Lee are international teammates with South Korea, so if he is fancying a move to England then Molineux might take his fancy.

MARCA are reporting that Atleti are not willing to go near his release clause, thought to be around £15 million. They suggest everything now points to him moving to the Premier League.

Wolves could do much worse than to sign Kang-in Lee this summer, with Atletico Madrid seemingly now out of the race

So it looks as though Atleti aren’t going to sign Lee this summer.

That likely would have been a very tempting move to make for the player, since he’s been in Spain since 2011 when he joined Valencia’s academy.

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Perhaps a new chapter will be on the cards this summer.

His release clause is thought to be around £15 million, which is incredibly low for a player of his potential.

Wolves should be looking to sign the attacking midfielder if there’s a space for him.

Julen Lopetegui will know all about him from his time in Spain, so perhaps he’ll consider a move in light of Atletico’s stance.