Paris Saint-Germain is grappling with the high-profile exits of Lionel Messi and the imminent transfer of Neymar Jr. to Al-Hilal. As a result, this could benefit the new arrival Kang-in Lee this 2023-24 season.
L’Equipe reports that PSG is considering South Korean talent Kang-in Lee as a potential solution in the creative midfield role, leveraging his previous experience as a central midfielder during his stint at RCD Mallorca.
Lee’s versatility on the pitch allows him to be deployed in a creative midfield role. PSG putting Lee in that position could compensate for the absence of new signings in that position.
🚨🇰🇷| PSG had noted that Kang-in Lee had already played as a central midfielder in Mallorca. The South Korean could therefore also be an option as a creative midfielder, if no one is signed in that position. @lequipe pic.twitter.com/orUpWaufYK
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 14, 2023
The void left by the absence of Messi and Neymar is significant, which is why the Ligue 1 giants had their eyes on Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.
Nonetheless, Lee has a golden opportunity if no creative midfielder comes before the Sept. 1 summer transfer window deadline. The 22-year-old generated one key pass in the 0-0 draw against FC Lorient on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
Should the former Mallorca star get the nod, he could be dishing the ball to a talented group of forwards that will include Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé, and Gonçalo Ramos.