Swansea City

Ki Sung-yueng leaves relegated Swansea City and Andy King is set for Leicester City return

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Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has left Swansea City after their Premier League relegation, while loanee Andy King is set to return to Leicester.

The “frustrated and disappointed” South Korea international, who is a free agent this summer, confirmed the news via social media on Monday.

He made 162 appearances for the Swans since joining in a £6million move from Celtic in 2012 and expressed his sadness at the relegation season as he followed club stalwarts Angel Rangel and Leon Britton through the exit door.

Ki said: “It was a great privilege to play for Swansea. I felt sorry to the fans for our inconsistent performance on the pitch and really felt frustrated and disappointed about what happened to us.

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“I believe Swansea will come back stronger. I wish all the best of luck in the future to everyone.”

29-year-old Ki was Swansea’s player of the season in 2014/15 but had come in for criticism this campaign as the Liberty Stadium outfit struggled.

AC Milan and Everton are just two clubs through to be interested in his services.

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Andy King also looks set to be packing his bags; he appeared to confirm on social media that he was on his way back to his parent club.

The Wales international scored twice in 11 appearances after arriving on loan but could not stop the Swans dropping down into the Championship after a seven-year stay in the top flight.

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The central midfielder said: “Sorry we couldn’t achieve our goal but I wish the club all the best in the future and getting back in the Premier League.”

More player departures are highly likely before the start of next season, as the South Wales side look to rebuild after a disastrous campaign.

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