Celtic should consider signing one of the club’s former players who will be available to sign on a free transfer on Saturday.

Sky Sports correspondent Keith Downie reported on Twitter that Ki Sung-Yeung has come to an agreement with Newcastle to terminate his contract, and he can find a club as free agent.

Ki, who was signed by Neil Lennon in his first spell as Hoops manager, left Celtic in 2012.

But the Hoops have been credited with an interest in bringing the player back to Glasgow.

Wages reportedly halted any move

In December, the Chronicle reported that the Hoops were interested in buying the player. However, earlier this month the Chronicle reported that the player’s wages were too much for the move to go ahead.


That might have changed now that Ki is without a club.

Free agent Ki Sung-Yeung

Free agent Ki Sung-Yeung (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Ki would add a touch of class to the Hoops midfield. Celtic might have a few players in that position, but Ki is certainly worth pursuing, especially as he will be available on a free transfer.

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Celtic’s interest in Ki might have come before the Hoops signed Ismaila Soro, but Soro might not feature that often between now and the end of the season.

Has experience of title races

It could be too much to ask to throw the player into the middle of a tight title race. That is not a problem for Ki.

He played for Celtic during two title races, and helped the club win the league in 2012.

Free agent Ki Sung-Yeung

Free agent Ki Sung-Yeung (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see if the Hoops follow up on their reported interest in the player, now that he will be available on a free transfer.

At the very least, they should get in touch with the player, and sound him out about a potential return to the club.

Who knows, perhaps Ki will want to reunite with Neil Lennon, and the pair who were at Celtic for one in a row, can help the Hoops to nine in a row.

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