Sport Newcastle make Merino deal permanent

13:15  13 october  2017
13:15  13 october  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

'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.

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

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 midfielder Mikel Merino has signed a five-year contract after joining from Borussia Dortmund on a permanent basis.

The Spaniard originally joined on loan from Dortmund in July but the Magpies have now exercised an option to turn the move into a permanent transfer with immediate effect.

The 21-year-old is looking forward to continuing his development at St. James' Park after committing himself to Newcastle until 2022.

"I'm really happy to be here, and for this part of the contract to finally be official," he told NUFC TV.

"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.

Lascelles signs new deal with Newcastle

  Lascelles signs new deal with Newcastle Newcastle United have confirmed that club captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year contract. Twitter: BREAKING: Captain @Lascelles16 has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him at #NUFC until June 2023.… https://t.co/qm6Sahh4G9 (@NUFC) The central defender has been in superb form for the Magpies this season, and has contributed already with two goals. He has been a mainstay for the club since Rafa Benitez’s arrival and will now look to kick on in Newcastle colours. Lascelles has established himself as a key member of Benitez’s squad, and has led his side well since being appointed as the club captain. Since being integrated in the 2015/16 season following his move from Nottingham Forest in 2014, Lascelles has grown into a fans’ favourite at St James’ Park, and the commitment for the next six years of his career will only heighten this relationship. Lascelles will now look to help Newcastle achieve a strong finish in the Premier League following a positive start.

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

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

"I have been focused on football always, but it's good to know it's now official and people will know it.

"I'm focused on my displays and improving myself, and I'm really happy to have signed this contract."

Merino has impressed since joining Newcastle, quickly establishing himself as a regular under Rafael Benitez.

The Spain U21 international has featured in each of Newcastle's seven Premier League matches, starting the last six, and Benitez is delighted he has committed his future to the club.

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

"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.

"He has made a great impression at the club, and he is a good professional. He has confidence, but he is still young and has things to improve.

"He has to keep working hard and playing well, and hopefully he can improve and enjoy playing here."

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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