As confirmed in the last few moments by the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Newcastle look set to announce the free agent signing of former Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung – with the player having already undergone his medical.
The South-Korea international left Swansea in May – meaning he’s now available on a free – and he looks set to become our second signing of the summer after Martin Dubravka.
Ki Sung-yueng, who left Swansea in May, has had a medical at #nufc and if all goes well will be second arrival of the summer on a free transfer. But still no cash bids for anybody else yet. More info to follow as we get it.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) June 29, 2018
The Chronicle state that the 29-year-old held talks with the midfielder after South Korea’s World Cup exit was confirmed after two defeats in their opening two games.
So, it sounds like he’s all set to sign – providing the result of his medical come back fine.
If he arrives as a replacement for Mikel Merino then I’m a little concerned, however you’d like to think he’ll be brought in the replace the likes of Jack Colback and Henri Saivet.