German reports reveal full details of Mikel Merino deal – Rafa looks to have found a bargain!

Newcastle announced the signing of Spanish U-21 midfielder Mikel Merino today, and the full details of the transfer have been revealed, with German sources suggesting Newcastle will pay a £2.5m loan fee followed by £6m to make the deal permanent next summer.

The deal is considered to be a ‘play now, pay later’ deal, with Newcastle having an obligation to buy the Spaniard should he play a set number of games next season.

The signing of Merino appears to be quite a coup and a shrewd bit of business for a promising Spain U-21 international and Borussia Dortmund prospect.

Spanish expert David Cartlidge has described the midfielder as a player who ‘has the potential to go to the next level’, also gaining high praise from Sky Sports’ La Liga pundit Guillem Balague, who believes he is a ‘very complete midfielder’.

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2 thoughts on “German reports reveal full details of Mikel Merino deal – Rafa looks to have found a bargain!

  1. This kid looks like a steel at the price he looks very very good seems to have excellent ball control and can spot a pass with ease and knows when to pass it I look forward to watching this lad I think he will be a big hit for us keep it up raffa you no your stuff

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  2. Welcome Mikel, watch the clips of him looks like a young Alonso he has a great left foot and very good vision of the game ahead, Great addition to squad. In Rafa we trust!!!!

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