Real Sociedad are planning a move for Mikel Merino.
According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Real Sociedad are set to sign Mikel Merino.
The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Merino has played 25 times for Newcastle since signing from Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal and creating one assist in that time.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 22-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Mikel Merino has represented Spain at Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 24 caps and scoring 4 goals.
The 22-year-old is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Newcastle this summer and the list of suitors in the Spain international continues to grow.
Asier Garitano wants to sign a new midfielder and Mikel Merino is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Real Sociedad will be desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Mikel Merino has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Football Espana (via Marca) , “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 be sanctioned. Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Betis were both reportedly heavily interested in a deal for the central midfielder, but he has opted instead to move to the Anoeta, according to Marca. Merino left Osasuna in 2016 but made only two starts in the Bundesliga for Dortmund and now is said to want to return to La Liga. Bahía Internacional represent the Pamplona native and are said to have met with representatives of a number of Spanish clubs over the past month to attempt to speed up a deal.”
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Newcastle are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Real Sociedad.
Whether he will join Real Sociedad or not remains to be seen.