Nearly four weeks since being released by Newcastle, Ki Sung-Yueng has a new club.
The midfielder’s contract at St James’ Park was terminated on January 31st, and there has been lots of speculation about where he’ll go next.
Over the past week, a move to Spain seemed all but certain.
And now it’s official – Ki has joined RCD Mallorca until the end of the season.
It’ll be the first time in his career that he’ll play in La Liga, having been based in the United Kingdom since 2009.
But just how long will Ki stay in Spain’s top flight? After all, Mallorca are currently in the midst of a relegation battle.
They drew 3-3 with Real Betis on Friday night, leaving them in 18th. Vicente Moreno’s side are two points adrift, with Celta Vigo and Eibar sitting precariously above them.
Ki goes straight into a relegation battle with Mallorca, fighting for his and the club’s future. If he performs well, he might get a new contract. And in turn, he might help keep them in La Liga.
The South Korean ace is no stranger to battles at the bottom, having grown accustomed to relegation fights with Newcastle and Swansea.
If he’d stayed at St James’ Park, he’d certainly be in a scrap for Premier League survival.
Good luck to you, Ki. You might need it…