Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung Yueng has responded to reports linking him with a move to FA Cup winners Arsenal
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung Yueng has responded to reports linking him with a move to FA Cup winners Arsenal.
Whilst the tabloids and other national news sources are keen to suggest that a move is on the cards, with Arsenal given the ‘green light’ to push through with a deal, they’ve ignored Ki’s recent comments saying that the best team for him is where he’s playing first team football.
It sounds like he realises that he would struggle to get regular first team football at Arsenal, given the midfield quality they already have at their disposal – such as Sanchez, Cazorla, Chamberlain, Wilshire, Ozil to name just a few.
Arsene Wenger is apparently in search of a deep-lying midfielder with Ki being identified last week as a target for around £15m.
Fortunately for the Swans, it seems like Ki is happy at the Liberty Stadium where he is most likely to be playing on a weekly basis. It was only due to injury late on in the season that he was dropped out of the team.
‘It’s meaningful if a big club pays attention to me,’
‘I think this happened because of my performance this season. ‘The best team for me is the team where I can play on the field.’
It’s inevitable that there will be speculation and interest in Swansea’s key players, following their success last season. Fabianski has caught the attention of a few clubs across Europe, while the likes of Neil Taylor and Jonjo Shelvey continue to be linked with a few Premier League sides.
Keeping their star players will be crucial if Monk wants to at least match their recent success next year, and the Swans boss has insisted that he doesn’t want to sell any of his key players, saying it will take ‘mega money’ to persuade them to sell.