Rising in 15 months + the highest ever…’Best success’ Lee Jae-seong’s ransom of 5.7 billion

Lee Jae-sung’s market value recorded the highest ever. 

Football statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’ updated the market value of German Bundesliga players on the 30th (Korean time). The ransom of Korean leaguers playing in the Bundesliga has also been updated. Lee Jae-sung, who is active in Mainz, and Jung Woo-young, who plays for Freiburg, each recorded 4 million euros (approximately 5.7 billion won).

Lee Jae-sung’s market value stands out. Lee Jae-sung has been playing for Mainz since last season. It has been quite a while since Lee Jae-sung set foot on the German stage. He joined Holstein Kiel in the summer of 2018. Kiel was in the second division. Lee Jae-seong, who played for three seasons here and finished adapting to the German stage, challenged the Bundesliga.

And ahead of last season, I wore a Mainz uniform. His contract expires in the summer of 2024, and he was given the number 7 shirt for an ace. Lee Jae-sung finished his first season in the Bundesliga with 4 goals and 3 assists in 27 matches (19 starts, 8 substitutes). After adapting, Lee Jae-seong is performing even better this season. 안전놀이터

In particular, they are collecting attack points consecutively in the new year. He has 5 goals and 2 assists in 10 league games in 2023. With 7 goals and 3 assists in 25 Bundesliga games, he surpassed the 9 points (8 goals and 1 assist) of “senior” Koo Ja-cheol in the 2010-11 season. 

This activity was also reflected in the market value. Jae-Sung Lee set the record for the highest ransom in his personal career at 4 million euros. Lee Jae-sung’s market value, which was 2 million euros (about 2.8 billion won) when he first set foot on the German stage, became 3.5 million euros (about 5 billion won) in December 2021. After that, it fell slightly to 3 million euros (about 4.3 billion won), but rose again in 15 months. 

Naturally, news related to the renewal of the contract also spread. Germany’s ‘Kicker’ said at the end of February, “Lee Jae-sung’s contract period is until June 2024. There are about 1 year and 4 months left. The Mainz board wants to renew the contract with Lee Jae-sung.” At the time, Mainz general manager Martin Schmidt said, “Of course I want to work with a player like Lee Jae-sung. Discussions on renewing the contract are underway.”  

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