Newcastle United lead the race to sign Mikel Merino

Mikel Merino is executed to complete his move away from Borussia Dortmund imminently, according to Kicker. The Bundesliga club have confirmed the Spaniard hasn’t travelled with the squad to their training camp in Bad Ragaz.

It did look certain as though Merino would join Athletic Club for around €8m-€10m, per El Correo, however, Newcastle United have come in at the 11th hour.

Local paper the Chronicle suggest the Premier League club are to sign the 21-year-old, who has four years remaining on his contract, whilst Goal Deutschland also back this up.

EDIT: Merino has been pictured on Tyneside after undergoing his medical. Multiple reports suggest it’s a loan deal with obligation to by.



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