The possibility of Lee Seung-woo (25-Suwon FC) returning to the European Football Association’s (UEFA) third-ranked Italian league is being seriously discussed.
On July 29 (KST), Italian football transfer market specialist Tuttomercato cited “La Gazzetta dello Sport” as describing Lee as “an interesting player targeted by Serie A (1st Division) Frosinone president Guido Angelozzi (68)”.
La Gazzetta dello Sport is the most read Italian daily newspaper, not only for sports but also for general news. “Frosinone, who have turned to Asia, want to sign Lee to bolster their attack,” the newspaper reported.
Frosinone qualified for the 2023-24 Serie A by winning the 2022-23 Serie B (second division) title. Lee scored one goal in 14 games in the 2017-18 Italian top flight for Elas Verona.
Mr. Angelozzi has extensive experience in Serie A administration, having served as president of Lecce from 2005-2009, president of Bari from 2010-11, president of Sassuolo from 2015-2018, and CEO of Spezia from 2020-21.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Angelozzi is eyeing the Asian market and Lee, given the need to bolster the offense to handle the Serie A level and the Frosinone’s limited budget.
Lee was one of the best players in the 2022 K League 1, ranking second in free kicks taken, third in goals scored, third in shots on goal over 10 (43.8%), fifth in match MVP, and seventh in offensive points.
This is why the second year of Korean professional soccer feels more sluggish, with less tangible performance such as goals and assists. However, according to data compiled by the American data company ‘Asian Football Analytics Zone’ based on the data of soccer talent search company ‘WeScout’, he is ranked first in the 2023 K League 1 Inverted Wing.
Founded in Italy by US-based Agile Sports Technology, WeScout sends more than 80 people around the world to evaluate players and matches. They are highly skilled in video analysis and digital databases.
According to the Korean Football Association statistics, Lee has the second highest number of free kicks per 90 minutes among first division players this season who have played more than 1,600 minutes. He’s the best among foreigners.바카라
That means he’s still hard to stop unless he fouls. If he returns to the Italian top flight with Frosinone, he could be used as an offensive joker, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Frosinone coach Eusebio Di Francesco, 54, is the 2012-13 Serie B Coach of the Year and the 2018 Italian Football Federation Coach of the Year. It’s all the more significant that La Gazzetta dello Sport described Lee as “a versatile player who suits Di Francesco”.
“My main position is left wing, but I’ve also played in attacking midfield, right wing and up front. He has the tactical flexibility to cover all attacking positions if needed”.