Premier League: Newcastle United sign midfielder Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on season-long loan

Newcastle United have signed midfielder Mikel Merino from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan, the newly promoted Premier League club said on Friday.

The Spain under-21 international is manager Rafa Benitez's fifth signing of the current transfer window following the arrivals of Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo.

Mikel Merino poses after moving from Borussia Dortmund to Newcastle United. Twitter: @MikelMerino1

Mikel Merino poses after moving from Borussia Dortmund to Newcastle United. Twitter: @MikelMerino1

"It feels good and I'm very happy to be here, to be part of this club. I'm looking forward to touching the ball, meeting my new team-mates and starting to play football," Merino told Newcastle's website (www.nufc.co.uk).

"I know it's a great club and a really nice city. I had different options but I think this is the right place for me to play."

Merino, who moved to Dortmund from Spanish side Osasuna at the start of last season, made eight appearances in all competitions for the German club.

He also featured for his country in last month's European under-21 championship in Poland, helping Spain finish as runners-up to Germany.

"He's a good size, has quality on the ball and he's very, very focused and professional. Hopefully, he's the kind of player we can improve a lot - he certainly has the mentality to get better and better," Benitez said.


Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 16:48 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See