Former Swansea and Celtic man Ki Sung-yueng returning home


He is coming home after 11 years away almost, since leaving Seoul for Glasgow Ki Seung-Yueng will return to FC Seoul. The deal that was finally completed at the start of the week will see the 31-year-old sign a three and a half year contract. 

11 years later 

After 11 years spent in Scotland, Wales, England and Spain Ki Seung-Yueng will be back in the K League as he looks to help his home town side back up the league. 

With over 100 caps for his country and a wealth of experience in Europe make no mistakes this is a huge signing for a struggling FC Seoul. When the crowds can return this is the type of player that will have the supporters flocking through the turnstiles. 

After all, he was selected for the 2008 and 2009 K-League Best Eleven and won the 2009 AFC Young Player Award and many will say he is the best play FC Seoul have produced. His great form in Korea then led to him making the move to Scotland to join Celtic. After this, he went on to play in the English Premiership with Swansea City, Sunderland, and Newcastle United before a short time in Spain with Mallorca.

Not to forget this is a man who played in three World Cups and two Olympics as he went on to being a key player for Korea. He scored 10 goals in 110 matches for his country as he also captained his national side.  

Not to forget he won the Korea Football Association Player of the Year award three times in 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Remembering all of this shows you just the player he was but not only that once he can get back to full fitness he will be a great experience to this Seoul side with his vision and passing ability. 

The tough role he will face returning to Seoul his something he is clearly very excited about as he said to the club's website “I feel like I'm back home for a long time. FC Seoul is the most cherished and beloved team that has made it possible for me to come here in football life. I will do everything.”

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