One of Celtic’s transfer targets has expressed wanting to leave his current club for more playing time, his manager has confirmed.
Celtic have already brought in Polish-striker Patryk Klimala to help provide cover and reinforcement for the squad up front. Ivorian-midfielder Ismaila Soro is awaiting a permit ahead of his Parkhead move, but helps provide additional depth at midfield. The Hoops are still looking to bring in quality talent to the squad.
One name that has been rumoured is Newcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung of South Korea according to The Chronicle. The midfielder has had a tough time breaking into the first-team with Newcastle, and now he wants a move in order to get first-team minutes.
Ki Sung-Yeung has only made four appearances for Newcastle United this year, and his frustration at the lack of pitch time is understandable. At 30-years old, Ki Sung-Yeung provides great experience for any midfield, and would slot in well with the Hoops.
“We’ve made it pretty clear about Ki’s position, and he’s also made it pretty clear that he wants to go out and play somewhere.
“We’ll see what happens, but at this particular moment, nothing has really happened in that respect.”
However, as HITC has pointed out, his weekly wages are the likely issue keeping the Hoops from making a move for the midfielder. Ki Sung-Yeung and his experience would provide an invaluable boost to a Hoops squad that will be looking to make a strong second half push.
With Rangers breathing down the Hoops neck, and looking like a true competitor for the domestic crown, quality, and experienced talent would go a long way in helping the Hoops achieve their goals this season. Ki Sung-Yeung could be a part of the answer.