Rafa Benitez signing set to rejoin former club in January?

According to an exclusive from Football Insider, Celtic will attempt to bring Ki Sung-yueng back to Parkhead next month.

The piece claim Neil Lennon is a ‘huge admirer’ of the South Korean midfielder, who made 87 appearances at Celtic before completing a £6m move to Swansea in 2012.

With him out of contract next summer and well down the pecking order under Steve Bruce, a January move would make a lot of sense, giving us our last chance to receive a fee for the 30-year-old.

Here’s a snippet from Football Insider’s latest ‘exclusive’ on the midfielder:

Neil Lennon is plotting a January move for another of his old boys as Celtic turn their attention to Newcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, Football Insider has learned.

The South Korea international, 30, is out of contract at St James’ Park at the end of the season and has been frozen out of the team by Steve Bruce.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Lennon is interested in making a move for Ki as he looks to recruit a central midfielder in the upcoming window.

Lennon has admitted he is still interested in Wanyama on loan next month but it is more likely he will leave Tottenham on a permanent deal amid strong interest from Hertha Berlin in Germany.

Ki is also on the radar of the Northern Irishman, who is a huge admirer of the man who made 87 appearances at Celtic from 2010 to 2012.

This comes after Football Insider revealed that Newcastle are willing to listen to offers for the South Korean in the forthcoming window.

The two-year contract the central midfielder signed last year at Newcastle expires next summer and January represents the last opportunity to secure a fee for him.

Providing Celtic could afford his wage demands, this is a move that would make a lot of sense for all parties.

He’s now behind Shelvey, Hayden and both Longstaff’s in the midfield pecking order and has made just ONE start in the league all season, coming in a dismal defeat to Norwich in August.

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