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Sport Mikel Merino joins Real Sociedad

18:35  12 july  2018
18:35  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Merino departs Newcastle for Sociedad

  Merino departs Newcastle for Sociedad Real Sociedad have signed Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino on a deal until 2023.Mikel Merino has left Newcastle United for Real Sociedad after just one season at St James' Park, the club have confirmed.

Real Sociedad are close to signing Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino , according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands the Spanish club have agreed to activate the £10m release clause in Merino 's contract at St James' Park. Merino initially joined Newcastle on loan from

Real Sociedad are reportedly closing in on the signing of Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino , beating interest from a number of other Spanish clubs. The 21-year-old joined the Magpies from Borussia Dortmund last summer but started only 14 matches in England’s top flight and his exit would

Spanish defender Mikel Merino has returned to Spain with Real Sociedad in a permanent move.

The defender has joined the Spanish side for a fee of over £10 million after a disappointing spell in Newcastle.

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Merino joined Newcastle originally on loan last Summer before making his switch permanent in October 2017.

He made 24 Premier League appearances for the Magpies, scoring once against Crystal Palace.

Sociedad are based only 50 miles from the defender’s home town of Pamplona, meaning that the move to Spain is very much a move home for the defender.

Merino departs Newcastle in £10m Real Sociedad move

  Merino departs Newcastle in £10m Real Sociedad move The 22-year-old midfielder is heading back to his native Spain after confirming a move with the La Liga club on ThursdayMikel Merino has left Newcastle United for Real Sociedad after just one season at St James' Park, the club have confirmed.

However, Sociedad appear to have stolen a march in the race to activate a release clause in his contract which could see him leave for a for-newcastle-midfielder- mikel - merino -37059402.html. Ed Sheeran thanks Robbie Williams for joining him on stage in Amsterdam.

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Merino joins Sociedad, who finished 12th in La Liga last season.

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Newcastle midfielder nears exit for Championship club .
Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is nearing closer to the Tyneside club’s exit door, with a move to Nottingham Forest close to completion. The 28-year old midfielder joined Forest on loan last January, then accused Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez of not respecting him and only viewing him as ‘a number’. Subsequently, the midfielder who only has one year left on his current deal, has been told he has no future with the club, and has been left at home while the rest of the first-team squad are at a training camp in Ireland. Now, having been told to look for a new club, Forest boss Aitor Karanka is keen on reuniting with the former Sunderland utility player. However, according to the Northern Echo, the financial side of the deal is proving to be more difficult than expected, with Colback’s current wage with the Magpies far higher than Forest’s wage ceiling. Despite this, Karanka is hopeful of coming to an agreement within a week, and is set for another round of talks with Colback’s representatives before the weekend. In an interview with the Nottingham Post, Karanka had this to say on a potential deal for Colback: “I know Jack, and Jack knows me and the club. He was really important here last season. It is true that he is on our list.” “We have other players on the list because he is not our player and we cannot say that he is yet. We have to find a solution to that as soon as possible. But if it is not Jack, then we will find another target.” Colback would be the second midfielder to leave the club this month, after Mikel Merino completed a switch to Real Sociedad on Thursday afternoon.

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