Swansea City star Ki Sung-Yueng has spoken out about his pride of being linked to Premier League giants Arsenal, but says he wouldn’t make the move if he was considered a bench player.
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Ki’s impressive season with Swansea this season has attracted the interest of the Gunners, with Sunday Express reporting that Arsene Wenger is lining up a shock £15m bid for the South Korean.
The 26-year-old told South Korean outlet JoongAng Daily that Arsenal’s reported interest was “meaningful”, however he hinted that a move the the Gunners was unlikely.
“It’s meaningful if a big club pays attention to me,” Ki is quoted as saying by Daily Star.
“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.”
Sung-yueng enjoyed a breakout season this term after initially struggling to make an impact in the Premier League following his arrival at the club from Celtic in 2012.
He was loaned to Sunderland last season, but produced the good on his return to the South Wales club.
The South Korean international scored eight goals this season and helped his national team reach the final of the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.