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Ki Sung-Yong dreaming of Old Firm glory

December 2, 2009

Ki Sung-Yong has arrived in Glasgow to seal his £2 million move to Celtic and revealed his dream - to make his debut against Rangers at Parkhead on January 3 and score.

Ki Sung-yong
GettyImagesThe Korean is a highly-rated young talent.

The 20-year-old South Korean is expected to complete his move from FC Seoul in the next few days following a medical.

However, he will first of all sample the atmosphere of Celtic Park at Wednesday night's Europa League clash with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

"If I scored against Rangers, it would be fantastic - the most important moment of my life,'' he told the Daily Record. "It is a dream of mine. I'm going to the Hapoel game and it will be an incredible experience.

"I don't think I'll forget my first Celtic match. I met Scott McDonald in Korea when Australia were there and he told me about the fans and how passionate they are. I can't wait to feel that emotion for myself.''

If the deal goes through without any hitches, Ki will reportedly sign a three-and-a-half-year deal before returning to Korea this weekend. He will officially report back as a Celtic player later this month.

Ki, voted Asian young player of the year, reiterated his recent admission that Liverpool midfield ace Steven Gerrard was his role model. He said: "I can promise I'm here to try to win the SPL title.

"I want to settle into Celtic as quickly as possible so I can help the team right away. And because I am a young player, I have a lot of energy. I do a lot of running. I can pass and shoot and want to be like Steven Gerrard because he's my hero. I can't wait to show what I can do.''