Newcastle fans are completely split over their latest transfer move, as the club is set to sign Ki Sung-yueng for free this summer, providing he receives the appropriate visa.
He will become the Magpies’ second summer signing after goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, signing an initial two-year deal.
The 29 year-old, who has an incredible 104 caps for his country, will be out of contract this summer, after spending five seasons in South Wales.
Newcastle fans are of course desperate for some summer spending, and the free signing of an ex-Sunderland player isn’t exactly doing a lot to quench the transfer thirst of some fans.
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Ki probably will not dislodge Mo Diame or Jonjo Shelvey from the starting eleven, and the Swansea midfielder scored just twice last season.
However, plenty of other fans are seeing the value in the move, adding depth to the midfield and hopefully saving money to invest in other areas.
Rafael Benitez is desperate for a new number nine and some firepower on the wings this summer, and owner Mike Ashley is extremely unlikely to splash out on multiple big deals, so the bargain move for Ki could be a really shrewd signing.
Fans are completely split over the move, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Good solid prem player , improvement on saivet and collback , quarantee he will be better under Rafa also , quite happy tbh .
— Benbob10 (@ben_bob10) June 29, 2018
Tidy. People have such short memories, just look at Diame as evidence of how players can grow under Rafas control.
— Mike Harland (@MichaelJHarland) June 29, 2018
Time will tell but if this is the calibre of signings to expect going forward then i give up.
— CHIZZY (@nchiz7) June 29, 2018
I was hoping for sturado, but im guessing thats not going to happen if he’s meant to be ordinary
— Filip Fingal (@Fingal97) June 29, 2018
Typical Mike Ashley signing.
Anyone surprised to find Rafa scratching around the bargain bins for bang average players?!#AshleyOut
— Ghost of DianeAbacus (@WinstonPotski) June 29, 2018
— Peter Dawson (@PeteDawson3180) June 29, 2018
Don’t mind Ki. Looked sharp when I’ve seen him and should be happyish on the bench if he finds himself there. Poor mans Son but we couldn’t afford or lure him.
— Karl Moss (@k7mossy) June 29, 2018
He is a good player. Don’t panic on the ball. With no fee, he is massive
— Henrique Netto (@henriquenettoo) June 29, 2018
Dipping into the bargain bin again…..
— Richie barrett (@richrdbarrett) June 29, 2018
Excellent passer of a ball, nearly always found his man. Not the bravest of players
— Peter Burton (@ThePeterBurton) June 29, 2018