Four year deal for South Korean star
Following the awarding of a work permit on Friday, Celtic have announced the signing of South Korean international Ki Sung Yeung on a four year contract. The player said the following;
I am absolutely delighted to sign for Celtic, a football club with a tremendous history and one which is known throughout the world.
I know that Celtic has some of the best supporters in the world and I will be doing all I can to show these fans what I can do and give everything as part of a team which will aim to achieve more and more success.
When I lived in Australia, my football coach there was a Celtic supporter and through him I really became interested in the club.
It is now a dream come true for me to join this great club – already, Celtic has shown me a tremendous welcome and I really do now feel part of the Celtic family. I look forward to teaming up with my new manager and team mates and I will be working hard towards achieving all I can for Celtic.”
The original article featured a comment questioning just how much the player would know about Celtic. This has been taken by some readers as to being an attack on the integrity of Ki Sung Yueng or perhaps something of a darker nature. This was certainly not the intention and was in fact, a questioning of the media attention to have this sort of remark when players come to Celtic. To cause offence was certainly not the intention and therefore, WeKnow SFA has decided to remove the sentence. We believe it was a case of ambiguity and misunderstanding but there has to be a need for any website to be careful with their articles and any representation within. Therefore, WeKnowSFA apologises unreservedly if any of our readers felt this article overstepped the mark
Celtic look as though they have found a midfield pairing that works with Landry N’Guemo and Marc Crosas finding form. The club have won their last four games and having a settled midfield pairing has been at the heart of this.
Some fans say that the absence of Scott Brown has helped Celtic to find a consistent level of form and the arrival of the South Korean will spark further comment about the Scottish internationalist’s future.
Injury is the reason why Brown is absent from the Celtic midfield but there will be increased speculation about his future at the club. When Brown’s former Hibs boss Tony Mowbray took charge at Celtic Park, hopes were high the club would finally see the best of the midfielder.
Barring an all-action substitute performance in Russia which helped Celtic squeeze through, Brown’s form has been poor at best. How much of this can be attributed to the injury is unclear but it is fair to say that Celtic fans have not seen the best of Scott Brown.
Will Ki Sung Yueng spell the end of Scott Brown’s hooped career?