Newcastle United have just announced on their web-site that the club have completed the signing of South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng.
The midfielder will join the club on Sunday, July 1st after his contract expires at Swansea City tomorrow.
This is subject to receiving the appropriate visa clearance.
Signed! – South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng
It seems the 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal and he becomes Newcastle’s second signing this summer after we signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Manager Rafa Benítez has said this:
“I’m pleased to welcome Ki to the club. He is a player with lots of Premier League and international experience and it was an easy decision to bring him here.”
“He is a player with lots of Premier League and international experience and it was an easy decision to bring him here.”
“He is the captain of his country, a good character and he will be a good addition to the squad.”
Ki said this after signing for Newcastle:
“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.
“Everyone knows how big this club is so I’m really looking forward to playing with my teammates and for the fans.”
This is a savvy signing for Newcastle because we get an experienced Premier League player for a low fee on an initial two-year deal.
And his contract can be extended depending on how well he plays for us next season.
But it’s what Rafa wanted – more Premier League experience and savvy in the Newcastle squad to help what is a young squad.
Two players through the door so far – and hopefully more to come – even before preseason training starts on Monday.