AS have claimed that Tottenham target Lee Kang-in has a release clause of just €17m (£14.8m) in his contract, which can be activated this summer.

Lee has progressed impressively since his switch to Mallorca from Valencia in 2021 and the attacking midfielder is having a breakthrough season at Son Moix Stadium, having scored six times and provided five assists in 32 league appearances so far (Transfermarkt).

Reports over the last few weeks have indicated that the 22-year-old’s displays have caught Tottenham’s attention, with Mundo Deportivo stating on 29 April (via Sport Witness) that the Lilywhites were leading the race for his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.

The publication asserted that the South Korean’s contract at the La Liga club has a release clause of €30m (£26.3m).

However, AS have claimed that Lee’s release clause stands at just €17m (£14.8m) this summer, which is why clubs are circling around the player.

The report reveals that Mallorca have offered the midfielder to Atletico Madrid, who ‘like’ him a lot, having failed with a move for him during the January transfer window.

The publication adds that Diego Simeone’s men are aware of Lee’s release clause and could look to reduce the cost of the operation even further by offering some players in exchange to Mallorca.

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Spurs Web Opinion

Signing creative midfielders should be a priority for Tottenham this summer, irrespective of which manager gets the job.

Lee would undoubtedly be a bargain for £15m and could perhaps serve as a useful squad player even if he is not quite ready to be a regular starter at a top club.

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