Reports: Deal For Korean Star Imminent

Tom Dulat

A deal to bring Ki Seung-Yong to the Stadium Of Light looks to be completed within the next 24-hours.

It's been on the cards for a good two weeks or so now and finally it looks like Sunderland might have got their man to pick the passes in central midfield.

When Paolo Di Canio said he wanted someone with the "key", not many suspected it would be quite as literal as "Ki" Seung-Yong of Swansea City, but that's who's going to be their for us.

The South Korean international is reportedly on Wearside at the moment having undergone a medical already and a deal will be completed in the morning, when he'll sign up for a season long loan deal.

Whilst it's thought there's no provision in place to sign the midfielder in the summer, it's worth noting that at that stage he'll be entering the final year of his contract with the South Wales side and should be available at a knockdown price.

Michael Laudrup's side do have a clause however which allows him to return to Swansea if needed in January, although they're relatively stocked with midfielders so it would seem unlikely he'll go back. Even we have the customary January recall in place with Danny Graham, and we all know it's not going to happen.

Ki certainly fits the bill as someone who can pick a pass out from a central role, having already throughout his career made a name for himself with his extensive range of passing, and accurate passing at that.

He won't be able to do anything at Crystal Palace this weekend, meaning we won't see him in action for a while, but the game against Arsenal could mark his debut.

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