Sport Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal

12:22  13 october  2017
12:22  13 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

'Over the moon' Lascelles lands new six-year Newcastle deal

  'Over the moon' Lascelles lands new six-year Newcastle deal The 23-year-old defender has committed his long-term future to St. James' Park by signing a new contract with the club until 2023Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has been rewarded for a fine start to the Premier League season with a new six-year contract.

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.

Mikel Merino has completed a permanent move to Newcastle from Borussia Dortmund after an impressive start to his career in England, the Magpies have announced. The 21-year-old midfielder arrived at St James' Park on loan in July with the possibility of a full transfer included in the deal , and

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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.

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.

Staveley begins due diligence checks at Newcastle .
Amanda Staveley has started to carry out due diligence checks at Newcastle United ahead of her proposed takeover bid. The Telegraph report Staveley is looking to take control of the club, rather than act as a deal broker, something had been muted in previous reports. As with any deal, Staveley now has the chance to look through the books at Newcastle before deciding exactly what to offer Mike Ashley for the club. Ashley is said to be hoping for somewhere in the region of £400 million for the club, but the report suggests that a deal is likely to be met somewhere around the £300 million mark if all goes well. Staveley is not the only interested party in the club but appears to be the frontrunner for any potential deal. The report suggests that should a deal go through after Ashley officially but the club up for sale, manager Rafa Benitez can expect ‘substantial’ investment at Newcastle.

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