Ex-Sunderland loanee Ki signs new Swansea deal

SWANSEA STAY ... For Ki Sung-Yueng, right.

SWANSEA STAY ... For Ki Sung-Yueng, right.

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FORMER Sunderland loan star Ki Sung-Yueng has signed a new four-year deal at Swansea City.

The South Korean’s days at the Liberty Stadium appeared numbered last summer when the club allowed him to join Sunderland on a season-long loan.

However, new Swans manager Garry Monk has handed the midfielder a key role this term, and has now rewarded him with a new contract.

Ki scored Swansea’s opener in their opening-day win against Manchester United, and after signing his new deal, he said: “I’m very pleased.

“This is what I have wanted to do – my first option was always to renew with Swansea.

“I am very pleased with all of the players and staff at the club, so I am very happy to sign a new contract.

“I want to sacrifice myself for the team and, as always, do as much as I can to help this team improve. I will be giving 100 per cent, and I am looking forward to continuing my work with the club.”