Report claims Ki has snubbed Everton and West Ham for Newcastle

Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea City celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018 in...

Newcastle United snapped up Ki Sung-yueng on Friday evening.

Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea City celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018 in...

According to The Chronicle, Ki Sung-yueng rejected offers from Everton and West Ham United in order to join Newcastle United on Friday.

The Magpies had tied up just one summer signing having landed loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on a permanent basis, but they brought in a new face on Friday.

Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng penned a two-year deal with Newcastle on Friday evening, making an immediate return to the Premier League having suffered relegation with Swansea City.

Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

The South Korea international, who has been performing at this summer's World Cup, decided to leave the Swans with his contract expiring, and has now decided to reunite with former teammate Jonjo Shelvey at St. James' Park.

Ki represents a smart piece of business for Newcastle, and The Chronicle now report that the midfielder actually snubbed interest from a host of other clubs in order to head to Tyneside.

It's claimed that Premier League rivals Everton and West Ham United – as well as Italian side AC Milan – all wanted to sign Ki, but he turned all three down in favour of Newcastle.

South Korea's midfielder Ki Sung-yueng runs with the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Sweden and South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny...

If that really is the case, then Newcastle's move for Ki looks even better, and proves that the Magpies really can compete with their Premier League rivals in the transfer market, with manager Benitez no doubt a huge part of Ki's decision to make the move to the North East.

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