Ki Sung-Yeung, known to Monk and Barattieri, is the ambitious target Leeds United must crave

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin with Ki Sung Yeung before the match

The South Korean would be difficult to sign, but is the type of player Leeds United must consider.

Sunderland's Ki Sung-Yeung (R) in action with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Leeds United have recently made two new appointments at the club. Garry Monk was installed as the new head coach whilst Niccolo Baratierri has joined the board as a director.

Monk of course has experience in management from his time at Swansea City and Baratierri spent time on the transfer board at Sunderland.

So could one player who transcends both men’s careers be an ambitious transfer target for Leeds United this summer?

The player in question is 84-caps South Korean international KI Sung-Yeung.

Swansea manager Garry Monk talks to Ki Sung Yeung

The Swansea City player found himself out of the team at the Liberty Stadium under Michael Laudrup and was loaned to Sunderland in August 2013 – when Baratierri was at the club.

He impressed at the Stadium of Light and when Monk took over at Swansea quickly became a regular in the Swansea team once again.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds are currently looking for a player in his central midfield position, especially with the departure of Liam Bridcutt, and Ki would be a brilliant addition considering his pedigree and his past with Monk.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin with Ki Sung Yeung before the match

He was Swansea’s player of the year in 2014-15 as Monk worked wonders with the player. But he had a much poorer 2015-16 by comparison and perhaps, with a good offer on the table, Leeds could tempt Swansea and their new hierarchy to sell the South Korean.

For Leeds it would be a major coup and looks unlikely, but if the club is to match the ambition of their fans and their new manager players of Ki’s quality will soon have to be a regular target.

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