Swansea City are ready to give Sunderland loan star Ki Sung-Yueng another chance to shine at the Liberty Stadium, according to the Sunderland Echo.
Ki has been one of the most consistent performers for the Black Cats this season, and manager Gus Poyet has made no secret of his desire to keep him at the Stadium of Light.
But with time running out for Sunderland to save themselves from relegation, it seems unlikely Ki’s loan deal will be made permanent.
And that means Swansea are set to recall the South Korean international, who fell out of favour at the Liberty Stadium under Michael Laudrup, despite making 38 appearances during his debut season.
But with Laudrup now out of the picture, caretaker boss Garry Monk – who is looking increasingly likely to be appointed on a permanent basis – believes the 25-year-old has a future in South Wales.
Monk said: “Ki is a quality player. You can see the potential he has with what he has delivered for Sunderland this season.
“He has put in some great performances there and he’s been scoring goals, which has not been great for us.
“In a way it’s good to see, but in another way you don’t want to see it.
“I think Ki could potentially be a great player for Swansea, but of course we will have to see how he feels at the end of the season.
“I don’t know if other clubs will be interested in him come the summer – all that will come out.
“But he is a Swansea player and he is the type you want at the club.
“We need to let players like Ki know how important they are going forward and I think he is.
“He might not have suited one manager, but it doesn’t mean he won’t suit the next manager. For me, I think he is a very good player who could play a key role for Swansea.”