Sunday, October 22, 2017

Newcastle United beat Ahletic Bilbao to Mikel Merino signature

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao’s hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund out-of-favour midfielder Mikel Merino are slim to none according to the latest reports coming from Spain.

Spanish media outlet Marca is reporting that Newcastle United have swooped in and beaten the Basque club to the signature of the 21-year-old Spanish international.

The Magpies are thought to have already arranged a deal with the Bundesliga club as Mikel Merino packs his bags for a season-long deal with an obligatory purchase clause if the midfielder plays a certain number of games at St James’ Park.

Merino is coming off from a disappointing season in Germany. The Spanish midfielder only made 6 Bundesliga outings, two of which were starts.

He also made a single DFB Pokal appearance in what has been a largely underwhelming campaign for the Borussia Dortmund man.

Merino was widely expected to join Athletic Bilbao this summer, but the Basque side which has a rather limited recruitment base as a club that only signs players from Basque regions would have to look elsewhere.  

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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