Watch ex-Mag Mikel Merino stun the Nou Camp with incredible assist vs Barcelona

Less than a year on from his return to Spain, former Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino is continuing to make an impact in La Liga – this time with a stunning assist in Real Sociedad’s recent defeat at the Nou Camp.

The 22-year-old’s exit felt inevitable last summer, with talk of an early exit touted over the entire second half of the 2017/18 season.

He’s bagged 3 goals and 4 assists so far for Sociedad, with one of those coming in Barcelona over the weekend courtesy of this outrageous piece of vision and weight of pass:

He had an up and down season at St James’ Park, starting in stunning fashion but ending the season out of form as a result of a niggling back injury, but he’ll be on Benitez regrets letting go.

A release clause is said to have existed in his contract at Newcastle, allowing him to leave for just £12m last summer, however you can’t help but feel he’ll be worth double that before long.

A real case of what could have been for Benitez and NUFC.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Watch ex-Mag Mikel Merino stun the Nou Camp with incredible assist vs Barcelona

  1. Adam:
    You do realise he went after his release clause was met? How can Rafa regret it?

    I do – I say as much in the article – but Benitez can still live to regret the fact his stint at SJP was cut short so soon after he signed.

    Yes a release clause took him back to Spain, but Benitez will be frustrated to have lost such a talented player so quickly – and moments like this will make him regret the fact he left before his NUFC career had really took off.

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  2. Olly Hawkins: I do – I say as much in the article – but Benitez can still live to regret the fact his stint at SJP was cut short so soon after he signed.

    Yes a release clause took him back to Spain, but Benitez will be frustrated to have lost such a talented player so quickly – and moments like this will make him regret the fact he left before his NUFC career had really took off.

    Pleased to see you changed the heading

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