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Ki could be our next £10m man says Celtic boss Lennon

Ki Sung-yueng could become quite an asset for Celtic according to manager Neil Lennon. The 22-year old South Korean midfielder has had a brilliant beginning to the season with the Hoops and Lennon feels he is well on his way to being the next Aiden McGeady, who was sold to Russian club Spartak Moscow for around £10million in August last year.

"I think Ki will get Celtic a lot of money one day, he's a huge asset," Lennon said about the former FC Seoul man.

"Ki is a wonderful footballer and everything you want in a modern day midfielder.

"He's 6ft 3ins, a fantastic athlete, very good on the ball under pressure, and has a good passing range.

"Ki is excellent with both feet and he's got goals in him which we saw again on Saturday.

"So, hopefully with another year's development he can turn into a world class player."

Asked if he sees Ki leaving for a big price in the future, Lennon added: "Yes. No question about it. He has attracted interest already, but we want to keep our best players.

"Ki certainly comes into that bracket now."

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