Ki Sung-yueng reacts after signing two-year deal at Newcastle

Ki Sung-yueng.
Ki Sung-yueng.

Newcastle United have completed the signing of free agent Ki Sung-yueng.

The midfielder, released by relegated Swansea City at the end of the season, has signed a two-year deal at St James's Park.

"I’m so pleased I can join the club," said Ki, who went to the World Cup with South Korea.

"I was always pleasantly surprised when I came to St James’s Park to play against Newcastle – there's 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."

United manager Rafa Benitez said: "I’m pleased to welcome Ki to the club. He's 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."