Celtic are looking to strengthen their midfield in this transfer window. Ismaila Soro is set to arrive in a £2-million move from Bnei Yehuda, cited by RecordSport. And according to The Chronicle, Ki Sung-yueng is another midfielder on Neil Lennon’s shopping list, however, there’s been no noises north of the border about any move.
Sung-yueng has found it difficult to break into Newcastle United’s team this season and managed to make only 4 appearances. And now the Hoops have been handed a transfer boost after the Magpies manager, Steve Bruce, admitted that Sung-Yueng wants to leave in this transfer window.
As reported by The Shields Gazette, Bruce said:
“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. Saivet, nothing’s really happened – he’s available and he needs to go and play somewhere.”
Sung-yueng is a familiar face at Parkhead, having already spent two-and-a-half successful seasons playing for the Hoops before moving to Swansea City back in 2012 for £6m (TransferMarkt)
The midfielder’s experience could be a major reason why Celtic count potentially look to re-sign the player on a short term loan. The midfielder has made 110 appearances for South Korean on the international level and has spent the last 8 seasons playing in the Premier League.
His wages could prove to be a problem though as he earns a weekly salary of £40,000 right now at Newcastle United according to Spotrac. He’d get nowhere near that at Celtic