As Arsenal finally secured the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga yesterday, many pundits have been predicting that Wenger’s next target is Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid or the Celtic defender/midfielder Victor Wanyama, but today it has been revealed by the Daily Mail that the Chief Arsenal scout Steve Rowley is recommending that Wenger moves for Wanyama’s midfield team-mate at Celtic, Ki Sung-yeung.
The South Korean has been extremely impressive at the Olympics and scored the final penalty that knocked out Team GB in the penalty shoot-out, but had already come to the attention of many top Premiership clubs for his excellent form at Celtic in the last couple of years.
He cost the Scottish giants just 2million GBP when he arrived from Seoul in 2009 at just 20 years of age, and has progressed so much since then that he is now valued at around 9million GBP. His size and strength makes him look like he would easily be able to handle the rigours of the Premier League if given the chance to step up.
Last season he improved his confidence going forward and contributed six goals in 30 league appearances for the Hoops and is highly experienced in the Korean international side as well, having played for them 45 times already over the last 4 years.
Wenger may be a little wary of bringing in another South Korean after the failed experiment with Chung-You Park, but at least Ki has extensive experience of British football.
Who thinks that Ki would be a good signing for Arsenal?