Ki Joins Newcastle United On A Free Transfer

South Korean international midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung has signed for Newcastle United ahead of the new Premier League season.

Ki, 29, joins the Magpies on a free transfer from Swansea City after running down his contract with the Welsh club.

Swansea City will campaign in the English Championship in the new season following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

The former Celtic and Sunderland star had been linked with fellow Premier League side Everton before he opted to sign for the North East club.

He has penned a two-year deal with Newcastle United after passing his medicals on Friday afternoon.

Ki Sung-Yeung becomes the club’s second summer arrival after goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

He recently captained South Korea as they crashed out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany at the group stage.

In his first interview as a Newcastle United player, Ki said: “I’m so pleased I can join the club. I was always pleasantly surprised when I came to St. James’ Park to play against Newcastle – there is a great atmosphere and the passion from the fans is a great support to the players.”