Ki Sung-Yueng puts Celtic contract talks on hold until end of the season

The South Korea international helped the Hoops lift the Scottish title on the weekend and he's put off contract talks to concentrate on doing the double and lifting the Cup
Celtic's South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng says he won't discuss a new deal with the Scottish champions until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Hoops on a four-year deal in January 2010 from FC Seoul, has been linked with a host of clubs in recent times including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Blackburn.

And Ki has now revealed he'll put contract talks on hold until the end of the 2011-12 season despite Celtic clinching the league title on the weekend with a 6-0 win at Kilmarnock.

“I will wait until the end of the season before I talk about my contract," Ki told The Scotsman.

"Now does not seem the right time to discuss it – it’s important to end the season first.”

Ki has made 39 appearances in all competitions this term for Celtic although his good form has tapered off in the second-half of the season.

Celtic face Hearts in the Scottish Cup semifinals this weekend.

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