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Ki Sung-Yeung Returns to FC Seoul

After weeks of speculation and anticipation, former Premier League midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung has completed a move back to his K-League home, FC Seoul. 

After departing from Newcastle United back in January, Ki was approached by FC Seoul, as well as other K-League and American MLS clubs. However, the midfielder chose to move to Mallorca for the remainder of the European league season.

However, with his contract now up in Spain, Ki has finally decided to return to Korea and rejoin his old club, FC Seoul.

At 31-years-old, the midfielder has amassed nine years of experience playing at a high level in Europe but still has plenty to offer to FC Seoul and the K-League as a whole.

Ki has earned over 100 caps for the Korean national team, even captaining the side on occasion, such as during the 2018 World Cup.

This new deal sees Ki sign a three-year contract with FC Seoul, which will expire in 2023.

Ki joins FC Seoul at a time of need, as the capital club have only collected 10 points from their opening 12 games, leaving them second from bottom in the K-League standings.