South Korea star Ki loaned to Sunderland
Swansea City's South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng plays at Goodison Park in Liverpool on January 12, 2013. Sunderland announced on Saturday that they have signed South Korean international midfielder Ki on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Swansea City.
The 24-year-old made 38 appearances for Swansea last season, notably starting at centre-back in their 5-0 win over Bradford City in the League Cup final, but he is now surplus to requirements at the Liberty Stadium.
"Sunderland have signed midfielder Ki Sung-yueng from Swansea City on a season-long loan," read a statement on the Sunderland website.
"The 24-year-old South Korean international is the club's 11th summer signing. He is not eligible for today's game against Crystal Palace."
Ki began his career with Korean side FC Seoul and moved to Europe in January 2010 when he joined Scottish giants Celtic.
He won the league title and the Scottish Cup during his time at Celtic Park, before joining Swansea for a reported fee of £5.5 million ($8.5 million, 6.4 million euros) a year ago.
However, his prospects were hit after Swansea signed Jonjo Shelvey and Jose Canas during the close season and he has been allowed to link up with international colleague Ji Dong-won at the Stadium of Light.
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