Newcastle set to sign World Cup midfielder

Ki Sung-yueng.
Ki Sung-yueng.

Newcastle United are set to sign Ki Sung-yueng.

The midfielder, a free agent after leaving relegated Swansea City, is understood to have discussed personal terms undergone a medical at the club.

If the proposed move is completed, Ki will become the club's second summer signing after goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle.

Ki – who had a season on loan at Sunderland earlier in his career – went to the World Cup with South Korea and was linked with a move to Everton.

The 29-year-old joined Swansea from Celtic in 2012.

The move for Ki comes as United wait for Real Sociedad to activate Mikel Merino's release clause.