Merino makes Newcastle United move permanent

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

The 21-year-old, who initially joined the Magpies on loan from Borussia Dortmund in July, has now committed his future to United, signing a five-year deal which will keep him at St. James' Park until 2022.

Ahead of their first campaign back in the Premier League, Newcastle revealed that they had agreed the season-long loan of the Spanish Under-21 global, who had struggled for game time in the Bundesliga.

Merino's has been instrumental in Newcastle's good form at the start of the season particularly impressing in the wins against West Ham and Swansea City. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes.

"I'm really happy to be here, and for this part of the contract to finally be official", Merino told Newcastle's website.

"I have been focused on football always, but it's good to know it [the transfer] is now official and people will know it".

Merino's deal becomes a long-term one due to a clause triggered in his contract through the amount of Premier League appearances he has made.

"He has to keep working hard and playing well, and hopefully he can improve and enjoy playing here".

Newcastle won automatic promotion from Championship to the Premier League at the end of last season.

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