Lee Kang-in expected to return to PSG under a larger role

Paris Saint-Germain v Borussia Dortmund: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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Lee Kang-in, one of the many summer arrivals at PSG, seems poised to make his mark on the team after a slow start due to injuries and international duties.

With limited playing time and ever-changing positioning in his three appearances this season, the 22-year-old South Korean is now ready to properly launch his season.

Lee arrived from Mallorca for €22m and he faced initial setbacks with an early-season injury and some international commitments after that. However, his time away allowed him to regain rhythm and confidence, notably winning a gold medal in the Asian Games with South Korea.

Despite his limited minutes at PSG, Lee is reportedly set to play a more significant role going forward. Luis Enrique praised his qualities of late, emphasizing his finishing and playmaking skills. The Spanish coach sees Lee as a versatile player who can excel in various positions.

While Lee has already played in three different positions this season, including right winger, left winger, and left midfielder, Luis Enrique has suggested his preferred role would be as a central midfielder. The midfield sector seems to be where Lee can make a lasting impact.

In a 4-4-2 formation, Lee might find himself in the central midfielder role, providing an alternative for PSG. With the coach exploring offensive compositions, Lee's versatility could prove valuable, offering both the player and the team a chance to find their footing in the season if/when injuries pop up.