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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."

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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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