Sports: Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng heads to South Korea for military duty

Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng will miss Sunday’s Premier League finale against Manchester City to take part in military service in South Korea.

Ki Sung-yueng was on loan at Sunderland from Swansea in 2013-14.

Ki Sung-yueng was on loan at Sunderland from Swansea in 2013-14.

South Koreans must complete two years’ compulsory military service before the age of 29 or face being exiled. After winning bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, Ki, 27, and his team-mates’ service was reduced to four weeks.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin said: “We want him to have more time for his holiday.” After helping South Korea’s Olympic efforts, Ki left Celtic for the Liberty Stadium for a then club record fee of £5.5m. Ki is expected to return for pre-2016-17 training in early July. Meanwhile, Guidolin could turn midfielder Leroy Fer’s loan stay from QPR into a permanent deal this summer. Read More



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