According to reports emerging from South Korea, Ki Sung-yueng’s proposed move to FC Seoul has collapsed.
The Northern Echo claim the 31-year-old agreed to cancel his contract at Newcastle last month by mutual consent in order to seal a return back to his home land as a free agent – but it’s now emerged that the move has ‘broken down’.
As highlighted below, the midfielder has ‘failed to reach an agreement’ with K League duo FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai – leaving him without a club after his release:
Rafa Benitez was last week linked with a move for the man he brought to Tyneside 18 months ago, so it’ll be interested to see if anything emerges on that front now Ki’s proposed move to Korea has fallen through.
Prior to his release, Ki hadn’t played since September, having only managed one start all season under Steve Bruce – which came in our 3-1 defeat to Norwich back in August last year.
Things didn’t quite work out for the former Swansea star during his time on Tyneside, but let’s hope he finds a new home soon – especially if he agreed to have his contract cancelled on the basis he was set for South Korea!