Celtic may need one or two new central midfielders in the summer with doubts surrounding the futures of Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong.
One midfield option that Brendan Rodgers must definitely have his eye on is former Parkhead star Ki Sung-Yueng after he confirmed that he will be leaving recently-relegated Premier League club Swansea when his contract expires.
The South Korea international has taken to his personal Instagram account to announce that he will be leaving the Swans after five years with his contract, which according to the Daily Star is worth £36,000-a-week, due to expire at the end of next month.
“It was a great privilege to play for Swansea for five years. Just want to say thanks to all Swansea fans who always gave passionate support to us every single games,” the midfielder said.
He added: “I wish all the best of luck in the future to everyone once again thanks.”
It was a great privilege to play for swansea for 5years. Just want to say thanks to all swansea fans who always gave passionate support to us every single games. Last couple of years personally i felt sorry to the fans about our inconsistent performance on the pitch and really feel frustrated and disappointed about what happened to us today but i believe swansea will come back stronger and will find the philosophy of swansea football club for the fans. Also big Thanks to all my teammates it was a great joy to work with you guys on and off the pitch i wish all the best of luck in the future to everyone once again thanks. #jackarmy #thanks #swansea #myteam #5년간의 #긴여정#고맙습니다
Ki was superb in his previous spell at Celtic and with him available on a free transfer, Rodgers must look at re-signing the midfielder before anyone else is able to snap him up.
The playmaker’s 166 Premier League appearances mean that he is experienced at playing against some of the top players in world football and he could be a real credit to the Hoops side when they are facing some of the Champions League heavyweights next season.
Ki’s wages at Swansea should also mean that he is affordable for the Hoops.
It’s about time that the Scottish champions start to spend a bit more money and as they will be saving money on not having to pay a transfer fee, the 28-year-old’s £36,000-a-week wages should be within range of the club.
Celtic are bound to have an exciting summer, and fans will no doubt hope that Ki is one the big signings that Rodgers makes.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have this 46-year-old lined up to succeed Brendan Rodgers if he quits the club.