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Korean playmaker Lee has contract cancelled by Valencia | Football News

South Korean prodigy Lee Kang-in has been launched by Spanish aspect Valencia, bringing an finish to the highly-rated playmaker’s 10-year affiliation with the membership.

Valencia had as soon as thought so extremely of the younger Korean expertise that they inserted a reported 80 million euros ($94.39 million) buyout clause in his contract.

On Sunday, nonetheless, they introduced the 20-year-old’s departure with only a temporary assertion on their web site.

“Valencia CF announces that they have terminated their contractual relationship with Kang In Lee,” the assertion mentioned.

“The South Korean player arrived at the VCF Academy at the age of 10 and this concludes his stint as a player at our club.

“Valencia CF needs him luck for his future.”

South Korea also had high hopes for Lee, viewing him as the potential successor to Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, but while he scored three goals with the Olympic side in Tokyo he was left out of the national team squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Lebanon.

Lee, the golden ball winner at the 2019 U-20 World Cup and Asian Young Player of the Year the same year, started 14 times last season as Valencia finished 13th but has not featured in the squad at all this season.

Despite the shock departure, Lee thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to play in Europe.

“My household and I left house and got here to Spain in 2011 to pursue my dream of being knowledgeable soccer participant,” he wrote on social media.

“Valencia CF is the workforce that opened the door to that dream for me and supported me. That’s been the dear worth that I can not overlook, even this second as I go away this workforce.

“With this team, I grew not only as a player but as a human being. What I learned at the Valencia CF academy will be the motor that will guide my future on the right path.”

Lee has been linked with a transfer to Real Mallorca in addition to to a number of golf equipment in England forward of the closing of the European switch window on Tuesday night time.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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