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Sport Newcastle make Merino deal permanent

13:15  13 october  2017
13:15  13 october  2017 Source:   skysports.com

'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

Probably not, but Newcastle has made Merino ’s loan a permanent deal , signing him through 2022. After 14 minutes off the bench versus Spurs on Opening Day, Merino has played all but 16 minutes of the Premier League season.

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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.

Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal

  Newcastle complete permanent Merino deal After impressing in an initial loan move, Mikel Merino has signed a five-year contract with Newcastle United.Newcastle United have announced the permanent signing of Mikel Merino after a fine start to life at St James' Park.

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

Newcastle Complete Permanent Mikel Merino Deal . October 13, 2017 10:37. The Spain Under-21 international joined Rafael Benitez's men on loan from Borussia Dortmund ahead of the current campaign, having struggled to make an impression at Signa Iduna Park.

"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."

Newcastle player ratings: Crystal Palace (H) .
Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle left it late against Crystal Palace as the Magpies moved up to sixth in the Premier League momentarily. A late header from recent permanent signing Mikel Merino secured all three points for the Newcastle boss as talk of a takeover at St James’ Park continues to rumble on. The fixture was a potential banana skin fixture Benitez’s men with Palace coming into the game full of confidence after beating Chelsea. Here is how we rated each player after yesterday’s win. 1/13 SLIDES © Nigel Roddis/Getty Images Sport Newcastle player ratings: Crystal Palace (H) Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle left it late against Crystal Palace as the Magpie

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