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Newcastle announce the signing of Swansea's Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung

Ki Sung-Yueng has signed for Newcastle United Credit: PA

Newcastle have announced the signing of South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng, with the midfielder's move from Swansea to become official on July 1.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal and will join on a free transfer when his contract expires.

"I'm so pleased I can join the club," Ki said on the Newcastle's official website. "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."



Newcastle fined after breaking rules on kit advertisement

Newcastle's first team kit sponsor was used in an under-18 game. Credit: PA

Newcastle have been fined £7,500 after admitting to breaking the Football Association's rules on kit advertising, the governing body has announced.

The Premier League club have been punished for breaching regulations after their under-18 side wore shirts with a betting company's logo on.

"Newcastle United have been fined £7,500 after the club admitted breaching The FA's Kit and Advertising Regulations," the FA announced on its official website.

"Their under-18's team wore kit bearing the logo of a betting company, which is prohibited under FA rules."

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