Newcastle have made the signing of Swansea midfielder Ki sung-yueng after the Swans were related from the Premier League last season. The South Korean has also played on the other side of Tyne Side, going out on loan to Sunderland back in the 2013/14 season.
Ki has had an illustrious international career with South Korea. He has registered over a century of caps scoring 10 goals in the process. He captained them in two out of three of their games in Russia at the World Cup missing out in their win over Germany due to injury. Ki also has an Olympic bronze medal which he won at the London Olympics in 2012.
“I’m so pleased I can join the club. I was always pleasantly surprised when I came to St. James’ Park to play against Newcastle – there is 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 teammates and for the fans.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.0m)
Ki is a very interesting player when it comes to FPL. The South Korean returned just two goals and two assists throughout the whole of last season, but they all came within a four game period. If he can regain form like that then his price of £5.0m could be intriguing.
His most prolific campaign came in the 2014/15 season where he scored eight times, which lead to him gaining 129 FPL points, but since then he has struggled and has been involved in just 10 goals across the three seasons.
Newcastle’s first five fixtures are as follows: Tottenham (H), Cardiff (A), Chelsea (H), Manchester City (A) and Arsenal (H). Aside from Cardiff, that is a diabolical start for Newcastle and Ki and I highly suggest not selecting any Newcastle players until at least gameweek nine.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)