It looks very much like Newcastle’s second signing of the summer will be South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng.
His Swansea contract runs out tomorrow and Newcastle will sign him as a free agent.
Reports say the 29-year-old has already passed his medical at Newcastle.
We like the way Newcastle have kept quiet about this deal and he’s an experienced Premier League player who plays in defensive midfield and could be a direct replacement for Mikel Merino.
The 6ft 2ins midfielder was at Celtic before he signed on for the Swans for £6M six years ago.
29-year-old South Korea captain and free agent Ki Sung-yueng
He’s a savvy signing by Rafa with Everton and AC Milan other clubs after the free agent.
Here are some comments about the potential transfer that looks very close to being completed.
The Italian media thinks he is signing for Newcastle.
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 29, 2018
Ki Sung-Yueng is a good player and a good signing for #NUFC
The reality is that he’s probably a free replacement for Merino, who’s transfer fee will mysteriously disappear..
— Cola (@Percycola) June 29, 2018
If Ki sung yueng is the best we can do… Please pray for us #NUFC
— Birnie01 (@ethanbirnie) June 29, 2018
Is Ki Sung Yueng the first ever Asian player to play for Newcastle? #NUFC
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) June 29, 2018
Froma Swansea fan.
Tell you what, I’m glad this Ki Sung-Yueng transfer saga is finally coming to an end. #nufc
— Rhys Melhuish (@RhysMelhuish22) June 29, 2018
Seen few stuff going around that Ki Sung Yueng might be coming to #nufc some people are just never pleased Rafa is a top manager as we all know he knows more than any of us Simple fans are never happy
— Tom (@Tom_H1992) June 29, 2018
Ki Sung-yueng ?? he’s on his way!! Almost definitely Ashley thinking about those Asian shirt sales tho ?#NUFC
— Ash (@Ashe721) June 29, 2018
But it’s not all about the money you spend – it’s about the players you sign – Everton had a terrible record last summer and last season.
Ki Sung-yueng is supposedly about to sign for Newcastle on a free from Swansea, bringing our total spend so far this summer up to £5m. Meanwhile both West Ham and Southampton have exceeded our 12 year old transfer record despite both teams finishing below us last season. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/StoMULMStv
— Jack (@WayT00Much) June 29, 2018
Ki Sung-Yueng will be the first Asian to play for Newcastle, I think… #NUFC
— James Rutherford (@jrutherford11) June 29, 2018
— JP Quinn (@AttackingCB) June 29, 2018
Very good business by newcastle.
Ki sung yueng is a decent squad player and getting him that too as free is a bonus. #nufc
— Vignesh Arunkumar (@vignesh_arun98) June 29, 2018