Swansea confirm signing of Celtic’s Ki

Swansea City have announced the transfer of midfielder Ki Sung-yueng from Celtic.

Swansea City have announced the transfer of midfielder Ki Sung-yueng from Celtic.

The 23-year old South Korean international has joined the Swans for a club record fee, believed to be in the region of £6million.

Ki, who has signed a three-year deal with the Swans, is looking forward to adapting to life in Wales with a very exciting squad at the Liberty Stadium.

“When I look at Swansea I see a club that is growing and growing, and the style here is very attractive to me,” he told the club's official website.

“Last year I watched them a lot in the Premier League and they did things very differently to a lot of the other teams. They wanted to keep the ball and pass it around, which I love to do. When they didn’t have the ball they worked so hard to get it back quickly.

“It was very impressive, and I think I can grow as a player here and help the club move forward.

“The manager (Michael Laudrup) is another big attraction. I remember watching him when I was younger and I was amazed by how good he was.

“Now I want to learn from him in order to help me become a better player. I learned a lot at Celtic – it helped me become more of an all-round player.

“This is something I have dreamt about since I was a child – playing in the Premier League against the best players in the world. I can’t wait to play my first game.”

 

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