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Report – Bruce To Offload Benitez Signing In January


Ki Sung-yueng has not had a big impact at Newcastle since signing as a free agent in 2018. He had vast experience in the Premier League with Swansea and has made over 180 appearances in the league.

His experience is likely the key reason Rafa Benitez brought the South Korean to Newcastle when he was released from Swansea. Benitez gave the 30-year-old a few runs in the team but Ki never cemented a place for the Spaniard.

This season it has just not happened for the midfielder. He’s made just 3 appearances and has not even made the bench since Matty Longstaff came into the fold in the win against Manchester United.

Ki will have just six months left on his deal in January. He will not get a new one at Newcastle and will likely just be cover for the rest of the season if he sees out his contract.


There is an exclusive report in Football Insider that Steve Bruce will sanction the sale of Ki this January if the club can find any takers.

We don’t see there being too much interest in Ki, who will turn 31 next month. Unless if a Championship club comes in for him on a loan deal, Ki will probably want to see out his contract and find a new club this summer.

Though if Newcastle do make some additions this winter, they will need to find places in the 25-man squad. So if there is any interest in Ki, it would make sense to try and offload him this winter if one of the incomings is a midfielder.


61 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    He has failed to lock down a starting place in the first team.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 23, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Not slotted in very well.

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 23, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Not fitted a hole perfectly and has not shown any ability to pick a pass that unlocks defences.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Talking of which Dier is playing shite

    1
  • boss hoggs atm

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    The game on Monday night will be won in midfield, if McGinn & Grealish play, Villa win…

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    I think he’ll go back to Korea where his missus is
    a popular TV actress

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Spurs playing with 12 men.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Look how trim and skinny Ki looks there. Any time we sed him nowadays he looks quite s bit heavier.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Looks like ole High Level was right about spurs hammering West Ham.

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    End of Pellegrini
    Rafa in next week after Chinese season ends

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Mourinho going to Tottenham Hotspur I had the thought that his mate at BZG could be involved and they are about to buy Spurs..? Just a thought.

    Price tag one billion £ .

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Will the real Deli Alli please stand up! That was some second goal for Spurs. Amazing what a change in manager can do innit? Spurs looking like the team of old.

    2
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m not one for using shortened versions of any clubs name ..ie; Spurs , Man U. Notts Forest.

    Let’s have a weekend where we all use the full name whenever we mention a football club..just for tradition eh ? What Say ?

    How are Crew Alexandra FC doing ?

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Borussia Monchengladbach .

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Crewe
    Thicko

    3
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron Manager.

    0
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Thats disgusting Jib

    You want to start a war you old fool.

    Buffoon .

    9
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Just checking to see if you are paying attention.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #19

    “We can see you sneaking out…” Could be a rugby score at this rate.

    0
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #20

    If ever a word was more apt the word Buffoon fits Jib perfectly.

    Jib = Buffoon .

    8
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Yesterdays U23 team copied from the NUFC site.

    Newcastle United Under-23s: Jake Turner, Jamie Sterry, Lewis Cass, Ludwig Francillette, Oliver Walters, Jack Young, Mo Sangare, Tom Allan (Joe White 79), Elliot Anderson (Victor Fernández 72), Rosaire Longelo (Adam Wilson 65), Luke Charman.

    Subs not used: Oisín McEntee, Dan Langley, Ryan Barrett, Yannick Touré.

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    13 in that case, OLG.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Haven’t been overly impressed with Ki so no great loose in my opinion.

    Still like to see Muto getting some game time but don’t think it’s going to happen so we might as well loan or sell him as well.

    Dunno if that will affect SD sales in the far east however, Ashlie might loose some but do we care?

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Has Jib been sighted ?

    Jib?

    Oh yes , you mean the Buffoon ?

    Yes that’s him .

    He has indeed been sighted ..he was giving out abuse to a fellow writer for no apparent reason .

    True to form then ?

    Yes I would say so .

    Did the recipient of said abuse take offence ?

    He did indeed and just when the blog was running along swimmingly in a friendly manner.

    Mm shame that but one always always expects that from the one they call Jib.

    Yeah ..hes a buffoon.

    Agreed yes a Buffoon .

    Cup of tea ?

    Yes that would be nice .

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #25

    It just emphasises the point Robleenio was making about
    how tight the PL is.
    At his moment Spurs sit at 5th place from 15th less than 2 hours ago

    2
  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Online

    Jiblets’s on your case already? He must be feeling bad with the beer!

    And speaking of teams’ full names, here’s an obscure variation that has a musical theme:

    Stanley Accrington and the Third Division North.

    Ring any bells with you? Best hurry before Jib hoys hits himself into Google and beats you to the prize!

    4
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #27

    OG chill, you’re starting to sound like Fool22.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Lesh, wild guess, the guy with the eukelele from Lancashire?

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #29

    George Formby, that’s the chap?

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Not a clue tbh, just sounds possible. 😀

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Wet Spam were definitely expecting more than Pellegrini has provided. Looks like there’ll be a game of musical managers starting soon . The worry is that Brucey’ll get head hunted.

    5
  • Swlabr

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #32

    IrishRob @ 9.51 am…..chill man, I was just yanking your chain.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    9:51?? Dont even know what you’re on about, I’m guessing you said something uncomplimentary. Lol

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Off topic lads I’ve been away, what’s the latest on the Strawberry development approvals?

    2
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Aah yeah I remember now! Its all good! It’s just hard to tell on here when people are being serious or sarcastic.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Wow spurs are falling apart! Jose has more work to do. That goal might just save Pellegrinis job for one more week.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Funny how closely that Spurs match mirrored ours against West ham.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Good for us that WHam continue losing, I suppose.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Pity about Ki . I thought he looked a lovely player and a great free . As for Shelvey , wudnt go for him myself but I guess Bruce is trying tk get a tune out of him. Not sure he can be accused of not making decisions by SITC??

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Ron I think we’d all have taken pellegrini ahead of steve bruce so shows how odd the whole desision making can be

    1

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