Newcastle sign Merino on loan

28 Jul 2017
Mikel Merino, Newcastle

Borussia Dortmund midfielder to spend 2017/18 at St James' Park

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Newcastle United have announced the season-long loan signing of midfielder Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund.

Merino, 21, becomes Newcastle's fifth senior summer signing, following Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo.

Manager Rafael Benitez told "Mikel is a midfielder with talent, an Under-21 international for Spain. He's a good size, has quality on the ball and he's very, very focused."

Newcastle's pre-season continues on Saturday against Mainz in Germany.

Merino could make his Newcastle PL debut at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 13 August. 

Watch Merino on PL excitement 

See: Why Merino chose Newcastle

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