Poyet eyes Ki swoop

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:01
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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he is keen to sign Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng on a permanent basis.

The South Korea international moved to the Stadium of Light over the summer, with former Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio striking a season-long agreement with the Swans.

Chairman Huw Jenkins was quick to point out at the time that Swansea were not turning their back on Ki and still considered him to be part of their future.

The terms of his loan are not believed to include a release clause which could be triggered by Sunderland. Poyet has, however, been impressed by what he has seen from the former Celtic man and would welcome the opportunity to keep him on Wearside.

"It is still early doors and I don't know how expensive he is," he told the Northern Echo. "But we will see. He plays the type of football that I really admire.

"He has the ability to pass the ball with just one touch and change from one side to the other, or run with the ball and have a shot with either foot.

"If he believes that he can do a bit of the work the other way, the defensive way, he is a player who can give us the lot."

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