Ki Sung-yueng returns to the K League 1 after signing with FC Seoul Tuesday. He comes back to the nation’s capital after he spent eleven years on the international professional football circuit. FC Seoul betting fans watched him play in Scotland, England, Wales, and Spain.
His FC Seoul contract will be until the 2023 season. However, the team didn’t disclose how much they are paying the veteran player. Ki needs to do more than his passing skills and on-field vision to help FC Seoul improve its standing in the K League 1. At present, the team is in the eleventh spot out of twelve clubs.
However, people are wondering whether Ki is physically fit to play with the team. He hasn’t played any football for almost a year. His last game was with Newcastle United in September 2019. Also, he appeared in a fixture with RCD Mallorca in spring before the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, he had an ankle injury.
Ki Sung-yueng Returns
Ki admitted that he had too much idle time before returning to FC Seoul. Online sports betting sites learned that Ki had no time to reflect on himself during his professional career. While in Spain, he took the time to recharge his battery.
Based on sports betting odds sources, Ki had no regrets spending more than a decade in Europe. He experienced stuff that few other players got to experience. Thus, he was grateful for his time away from South Korea.
In 2019, Ki retired from international play. He thought of returning to the K League to motivate himself. His FC Seoul comeback didn’t have a smooth start. The team had a lukewarm response when Ki told them he wants to return after his Newcastle United contract ended.
FC Seoul has the exclusive rights to negotiate with the veteran midfielder if he wants to come back to the K League. However, the team was reluctant to sign him. Also, they were unwilling to let him play with another team. Ki felt FC Seoul didn’t want him back. However, everything is fine now, and he wants to help the team become a top club in the K League again.