Emirates Stadium side targets Celtic midfielder.
Arsenal line up shock bid for ‘Korean Gerrard’ after sealing Cazorla deal
Arsenal are plotting a shock move for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yeung after rubber-stamping their £16.5million move for Santi Cazorla.
Gunners spies were alerted to the South Korea international’s talents while on scouting assignments in Scotland last season.
The club’s scouting network have kept a closer eye on the 23-year-old — who has been dubbed the South Korean Steven Gerrard in his homeland — during the Olympic Games and have been suitably impressed.
Crucially, influential chief scout Steve Rowley rates Ki — who would be available for around £9million —very highly and will recommend the energetic midfielder to manager Arsene Wenger.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Whilst comparisons with Steven Gerrard may be a little over the top there is no denying that Celtic midfielder Ki-Sung Yeung has outgrown the SPL and would be a very able competitor in the upper reaches of the English Premier League and perhaps is the type of player Arsene Wenger is after to help beef up his options this summer.
Having already brought in three high-profile new signings in the form of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, it seems that the Gunners boss is not done and could well look to land another player or two before the end of the month.
Neil Lennon will do all he can to fend off advances for one of his prized assets but the fact that the SPL will be even less competitive this season with Rangers being demoted, may well act as a factor against his hopes of keeping the 23 year old at Parkhead.
A move to sign Ki Sung-Yeung will be greatly improved if Celtic fail to secure a spot in the Champions League group stages.
The intelligent midfielder has notched up 85 appearances for the Glasgow club and already has 45 international caps to his name.
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