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.