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Wolves could now sign Kang-in Lee on a free transfer

Wolves haven’t been incredibly active in the ongoing transfer window with a deal to sign Hwang Hee-chan believed to be their final attacking acquisition of the window.

Yet, a phenomenal opportunity may have just presented itself to Bruno Lage and Fosun.

What’s the word?

Wolves have been interested in signing Kang-in Lee for a number of months now but had never made a formal approach to bring him to Molineux.

Fresh reports last week dictated that Lage’s men, Southampton and Newcastle could make a late dart to sign him before the deadline closes on Tuesday night.

Kang-in Lee had a mighty release clause of £71m with Valencia but their pursuit of the South Korean might be about to get a whole lot easier.

Should Wolves sign Kang-in Lee?

No chance!

No chance!

Of course!

Of course!

That’s because the 20-year-old had his contract with the Spanish club terminated on Sunday which means he’s now available on a free transfer.

Sign him

The Old Gold’s finances this summer have been restricted and they’re also lacking senior bodies in the first-team.

Therefore, signing Kang before the window slams shut would tick every box possible.

He’d be cost-effective and has plenty of experience under his belt for his tender age. Though, most importantly, he’s a fabulous player.

The South Korean scored three goals in four outings at the recent Olympics and although he only found the net once in club football last term, he still produced four assists.

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A tricky footballer, Kang also amassed 1.6 dribbles per match last season, a tally only Nelson Semedo, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore bettered in 2020/21.

Reaction to his exit from Valencia also tells the story of his immense qualities. La Liga expert Paco Polit reacted with the following tweet: “Kang In Lee came when he was 10. He leaves when he is 20. The biggest prospect I’ve ever seen in VCF Academy, alongside Isco and he’s gone for free.”

Not only has the youngster been compared to Isco but he’s been mentioned in the same breath as Manchester City legend David Silva too.

The following review from Valencia academy director Luis Vicente Mateo is also eye-catching: “He is willing to learn every day, regardless of whether he is in first or second-team training. He is a player with outstanding talent.”

On that evidence, Wolves should look at signing him. It feels like an absolute no-brainer on a free transfer.

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