Transfers Newcastle sign free agent Ki Sung-yueng Jamie Smith 03:15 6/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Newcastle United Swansea City Premier League AC Milan were linked with the South Korea international, but he has opted to stay in the Premier League and move to St. James’ Park Newcastle United have announced the signing of Ki Sung-yueng on a two-year contract.The South Korea international was a free agent after leaving Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League.Ki is Newcastle’s second signing of the close-season, following goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “I’m pleased to welcome Ki to the club,” said manager Rafael Benitez. “He is a player with lots of Premier League and international experience and it was an easy decision to bring him here.”Our new signing in our new @pumafootball home shirt pic.twitter.com/phnfLSRxtf — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 29, 2018 South Korea captain Ki previously played for Newcastle’s north-east rivals Sunderland – now in League One – during a loan spell in the 2013-14 season. “Everyone knows how big this club is so I’m really looking forward to playing with my team-mates and for the fans,” said the 29-year-old.Ki helped Korea to knock holders Germany out of the World Cup, but his side did not qualify from the group stages at Russia 2018.