Sport Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal

11:52  13 october  2017
11:52  13 october  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal

  Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign Mikel Merino permanently after an impressive start to the season. Sky Sports reports that the player has signed a five-year deal at the club after initially joining on loan from Borussia Dortmund. Twitter: BREAKING: Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino signs permanent five-year deal after joining on initial loan from Borus… https://t.co/01O9ClPo0Y (@SkySportsNews) Merino has impressed in the heart of Newcastle’s midfield, providing a touch of class to the newly-promoted side. As part of the deal that saw him move to the Premier League on loan, Merino had the option to make his move to St James’ Park permanent. With the midfielder appearing to have no long-term future at Borussia Dortmund, he can now hope to settle in Newcastle and play a key role in their bid to avoid relegation.

A loan deal with only a nominal number of games needing to be played (in Thauvin’s case it was three) before a permanent deal would be ensured at the end ‘Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mikel Merino , 21, is set to complete a loan switch to newly-promoted Premier League outfit Newcastle United.

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MikelMerino - cropped: Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino © Provided by Goal Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino

Newcastle United have announced the permanent signing of Mikel Merino after a fine start to life at St James' Park.

The Spain Under-21 international joined Rafael Benitez's men on loan from Borussia Dortmund ahead of the current campaign, having struggled to make an impression at Signa Iduna Park.

But Merino has quickly won a place in the Newcastle side - starting six of their seven Premier League games - and they have now activated a clause to seal his signing on a five-year deal.

"I'm really happy to be here and for this part of the contract to finally be official," Merino told the club's official website.

"I'm happy to be here for five more years and I hope to keep playing for this club and to give good things to all the people and the club."

Manager Benitez added: "I'm really pleased we have been able to bring Mikel to the club permanently. He has played very well since he joined us.

"He has settled in quickly, has a lot of quality on the ball and is keen to learn – that is a crucial part of his future development."

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Newcastle United have today confirmed that current owner Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club. Twitter: STATEMENT: The owner of the club, St. James Holdings Limited, has confirmed that #NUFC is up for sale… https://t.co/kx7YyoVVML (@NUFC) Speculation has mounted in recent weeks regarding the future ownership of the club, with several consortiums linked with a potential move to take over the Magpies. The statement claims that in order for Newcastle to be placed in a strong position to kick on with further investment, the decision to sell up has been made. Potential owners will now be assessed, with interest set to mount in Newcastle over the coming months.

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