Newcastle United’s Ki Sung-Yueng is a target for Celtic, according to The Chronicle. However, it is suggested that the Scottish Champions can’t afford the South Korean.
Since arriving on a free transfer from Swansea Ki has dropped down the pecking order at Newcastle United. Now, he is expected to depart the Toon with Bruce confirming it there will be changes in St James’ Park during the transfer window.”Ki is another one — I’m sure there will be three or two.” “If you’re not paying frequently once you get to a certain age, you’re entitled to knock down the door. I understand what I had been like. I wouldn’t accept that I couldn’t play on a Saturday.”
Ki was one of Neil Lennon’s midfielders during his first tenure and stayed in Glasgow for 3 seasons before a move. It is unlikely that Celtic would opt for Ki especially when they have Callum McGregor, Olivier Ntcham and Scott Brown vying for the holding midfielder role as well as Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie competing for its place. It wouldn’t be intelligent to try to drive through a bargain for the South Korean regardless of Ki being a quality player. Nevertheless, the pull of nostalgia could be too tough to resist, and we may see Ki make a move north of the border back to his old stomping ground where he first made a name for himself and caught the eye of the footballing world.