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Ki Sung-yueng Turned Down AC Milan To Join Newcastle

TEAMtalk are reporting today that Ki Sung-yueng turned down an offer from AC Milan so he could join Newcastle United.

One reason for that seems to be that he was keen to stay in England and keep playing in the Premier League after Swansea were relegated in May.

And the free agent will get that PL football with Newcastle.

But he also said he was always impressed when he visited St, James’ Park by the passion of the Newcastle fans.

Ki Sung-yueng – that’s the new home strip shown above

It was a shock yesterday when our interest in the player surfaced in the press only a few hours before the club announced he had signed.

That’s the way to do transfers, and now Newcastle hopefully will have some momentum in the transfer market.

Rafa will also be able to meet Managing Director Lee Charnley face to face as they go after Rafa’s targets this summer but also sell players who are now surplus to requirements.

This is what Rafa said yesterday about Ki:

“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 the captain of his country, a good character and he will be a good addition to the squad.”

The 29-year-old himself seemed delighted to be joining a Rafa led Newcastle United:

“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 team-mates and for the fans.”

That’s the new home strip Ki is wearing in the photograph.

Looks nice and clean.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    I was going to mention this earlier
    In my daily check of Euro media the
    Italian press are full of amazement that
    any player would choose NUFC over
    their wonderful AC Milan.

  • martoon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I would imagine KSY will be allowed some time off before linking up with the squad for pre-season?

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Check out his interview on nufctv, he I saw going on holiday now and won’t join the squad for preseason until later.

  • martoon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib as well as wanting to stay in the PL assuming he has a family I would imagine his kids speak English and in our school system which is another good reason for not going to Milan.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    I tell you Man City seem to be letting go of some good youngsters. Jose Angelino at left back already gone (would have liked him here), manu Garcia supposedly being let go and Thierry ambrose looking to leave.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe he likes Greggs

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    He spent lots of his time in Oz as a young’un
    He speaks with a slight Australian accent poor lad

  • martoon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    ronaldo aarons @4 Cheers – good guess by me then 😉

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Probably Oz mixed with Welsh now
    what a horrendous thought
    cue bettyswallocks tasteless sheep pics

  • martoon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    I was just thinking (dangerous I know) as footballers have to take their holidays now – do they all get fined for taking their kids out of school? I guess they can afford it!

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    What has a pro footballers kids got to do with
    a polar bear squatting on an ice-floe

    privates cool

    I’ll get me coat

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Ki says his best season for the Swans was when he was playing alongside Jonjo

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Jesus Christ Jib 🙄


  • Chrisella87

    Jun 30, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Why are fans complaining about this signing he’s a decent player specially for a free transfer good cover for shelvey and Mo and if Moreno leaves we would of had to buy a holding midfielder anyway would fans rather we spent 20 mill on a holding midfielder? I’d rather keep our budget for a striker winger and no 10

  • c-dog

    Jun 30, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    But we probably won’t spend big on a striker

  • kimbo

    Jun 30, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Rushing to renew my season ticket with this signing. Cannot wait for next signing any more Sunderland rejects on a free, Rodwell is available.
    If this is a sign of things to come what about a reduction in season ticket prices instead of extra £100.


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