Mikel Merino

Newcastle United

This Player Can Still Be Huge For Newcastle When Fully Fit

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The Chronicleis reporting that Rafa Benitez is keen to get Mikel Merino back playing regularlyagain. Merino suffered a back injury in late October, and he still seems to be recovering from what [...]

So That’s What’s Wrong With This Budding Star Player

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Our Spanish U21 star Mikel Merino has revealed he is still recovering from his back injury and is still not 100% fit. That explains why he hasn't played in the Newcastle first [...]

Watch Mike Merino Training (Dancing?) At Choppington Primary School

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Mikel Merino visited Choppington Primary School for the Super Movers campaign, sponsored by the Newcastle United Foundation yesterday. It's terrific to see players like Merino supporting this kind of thing in the [...]

Injury Update From Benitez – Mainly Good News – Saivet To Be Given Every Chance At Newcastle

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Rafa has given an injury update for the game against Manchester City tomorrow night at home. And it's good news in that both Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden will be fit for [...]

Our Man Of The Match – The Quality Signing Of Last Summer

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Newcastle started the current bad stretch when both Jamaal Lascelles and Mikel Merino were injured after both had been playing well for the side. Our defense quickly started to fray, and we [...]

Mikel Merino Succinctly Describes What Newcastle Have To Do – He’s Right!

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Newcastle are lucky to have a player like Mikel Merino on the books, and he also seems to be just a smashing lad. And he seems to like the beaches close to [...]

Newcastle Star – Results Will Come – We Could Have Won On Saturday

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Newcastle aredropping very close to the relegation zone in 16th place with 15 points from the first 16 league games. That's one point worse off than we were at the same stage [...]

Can Newcastle Get Their First Win In Seven Weeks On Saturday?

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The last time Newcastle won the in the Premier League was when Mikel Merino got that 86th minute goal to give us a hard-earned 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. Since [...]

Newcastle Star Back And Playing – But Still Not 100%

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Mikel Merino could turn out to be one of Newcastle's stellar buys if what we have seen from him is indicative of how he will develop in the future. The 21-year-old looks [...]

Newcastle’s Star Player Looking Forward To Playing At Chelsea

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Mikel Merino is one of the most popular players at Newcastle, and the 21-year-old has quickly proved what a great player he can become for the Magpies. Merino was signed permanently for [...]

Mikel Merino Unlikely To Be Fit For Watford

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We were hoping that Mikel Merino could even start the game against Watford tomorrow, but now that looks unlikely after he has been interviewed by nufcTV and he says he has trained [...]

It’s Good News – Bad News On The Newcastle Injury Front

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Rafa Benitez has given an update on Newcastle's injury situation and our injuries (or lack thereof) will be important as we start a stretch of 10 games in 38 days next Saturday [...]

This Is Very Good News For Newcastle On The Injury Front

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There was some good news yesterday for Newcastle fans as it looks like Mikel Merino's back injury is not as bad as first through. There's a video doing the rounds showing Mikel [...]

Bad News – Report That Mikel Merino Could Be Out For Eight Weeks

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There's news coming from Spain today that Merino could be missing for Newcastle for between six and eight weeks due to his back injury. The news is in Diario AS, and if [...]

It Was Sloppy Play On Saturday – But Rafa May Continue To Play New System At Home

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Isaac Hayden was back in Newcastle's central midfield with Mikel Merino being out with his bad back, and we still don't know exactly when the 21-year-old talented Spaniard will be able to [...]

Newcastle Star Mikel Merino Getting Some Excellent Press From Spain

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21-year-old Mikel merino has been getting some good press in both Germany and Spain which are the two countrieshe played in before joining Newcastle initially on loan in the summer. Since then [...]

It’s Difficult To Do Well When The Coach Doesn’t Rate You

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Newcastle fans have been really impressed with new boy Mikel Merino who has played excellently for us this season after initially signing on loan from Borussia Dortmund and then making the move [...]

Growing Concerns About The Fitness Of Mikel Merino

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You can never really tell, but if we could have brought Mikel Merino into the game at Burnley last night early in the second half as we did against Crystal Palace, it [...]

New Signing So Complimentary Of Everything Newcastle

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If you want to see how down to earth and matter of fact Mikel Merino is, then take alookat his nufcTV interview after scoring the winning goal on Saturday at home to [...]

Rafa Looking For Some Bargain Buys In Upcoming Transfer Windows

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Summer signing Mikel Merino has been an excellent buy for Newcastle since we first got him on loan from Borussia Dortmund in August on loan. That loan has been turned into a [...]

Man Of The Match Results Show Where Newcastle’s Strength Lies

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It was not a good performance from Newcastle onSaturday, but in what was a tough game for us Newcastle managed to keep a clean sheet, and we have conceded only8 goals in [...]

This Could Be Merino’s Best Position At Newcastle – Worth A Try

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Even when Mikel Merino doesn't start for Newcastle, he still manages to have an impact on the game. He did exactly that yesterday, and after coming on early in the second half [...]

Merino The Hero With Late Goal To Get 1-0 Win Against Crystal Palace

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In what was a poor game this afternoon at St. James' Park in front of another sell-out crowd, 21-year-old Mikel Merino was the hero with a late headed goal on 86 minutes. [...]

Mikel Merino Talks Positively About His Unsuccessful Time At Borussia Dortmund

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Mikel Merino is looked on as a potential future star at Newcastle, and heis already loved by the fans as Rafa pointed out in his press conferenceyesterday. Mikel is an impressive young [...]

Merino – It’s Like A New Home For Me – I Am Happy To Be At Newcastle

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It was excellent news that Mikel Merino singed permanently for us from Borussia Dortmund for a fee said to £6.5M plus the loan fee we paid whatever that was. The deal [...]

Newcastle Fans Over The Moon With Mikel Merino Signing – A Real Bargain Buy

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It was excellent news that we have signed Mikel Merino today from Borussia Dortmund on a permanent deal and the fee is said to be around 6.5M. Newcastle signed him as soon [...]

Mikel Merino Signs New Five Year Permanent Deal At Newcastle

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Great news today that Newcastle have signed Mikel Merino to a five-year deal afterhe played the number of games that would trigger the permanent signing of the Spanish U21 International from Borussia [...]

Young Star Shows Confidence In Teammates – It’s Easy To Play With Everyone

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Mikel Merino looks to have been an excellentbuy for Newcastle, and we are hoping he can keep improvingunder the guidance of Rafa Benitez. The 21-year-old still has a lot to learn, but [...]

Young Star Quickly Learning The Ropes at Newcastle

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Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino had another good game for us on Sunday this time in the midst of some world-class players who were in the Liverpool side. And the news coming through [...]

Rafa Could Start New Partnership Against Liverpool – These Changes Possible

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We would expectRafa to make a few changes to the side that lost 1-0 at Brighton yesterday. The player most likely to come into the team is Jonjo Shelvey, and weneed his [...]

Rafa Benitez Offers Some Good News On Newcastle’s New Star

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There's news in the Chronicle today in an interview from Rafa Benitez that the deal to make Mikel Merino's move to Newcastle permanent next summer will be done easily. That's always assuming [...]

Newcomer Talks About Why Rafa Is So Crucial For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino has been little short of a revelation so far this season and we have the lad on loan for the season from Borussia Dortmund. It seems it's an obligation to [...]

Video – A Rare Look Behind The Scenes At Newcastle Squad Training – With Intensity

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Newcastle United have put out on their Twitter account some rare video of Newcastle stars training yesterday. We see a fast-paced game and good goals coming from young star Mikel Merino and [...]

Star Seems To Have Everything – Loves Newcastle – Explains Why He’s Playing Well

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From what we can tell of Mikel Merino he was born to play for Newcastle, and helooks a terrific buy by manager Rafa Benitez. If Rafa can pick up a couple of [...]

Newcastle Player Makes Jamie Redknapp’s Team Of The Week

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Jamaal Lascelles excellent performance for Newcastle yesterday has been noticed, and he makes Jamie Redknapp's Premier League's Team of the Week. The other player who was outstanding for us yesterday was Spanish [...]

What Rafa Beneitez Has Told His Young Star To Do During Premier Games

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It's not a secret that one of the main reasons Mikel Merino arrived at Newcastle United was because of Rafa Benitez, a world-class Spanish manager, being at the club. Mikel thought he [...]

This Player Voted Best Summer Buy For Newcastle

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Certainly, Mikel Merino has been an instant hit with fans since he was signed in late July and we just have to hope the 21-year-old keeps playing well in the middle of [...]

This Is What Rafa Tells His Players When They Play For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino seems to be one of Newcastle's new stars in the making, but the SpanishU21 star still has a lot to learn., but he should learn quickly from his compatriot at [...]

Poll – Are You Satisfied With This Summer’s Transfer Business?

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Well it's all over for another summer, and Newcastle brought in six decent players and moved out 17 players., and it was always going to be difficult to create a new team [...]

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Assistant Manager Moreno Comments On Young Newcastle Star – Mikel Merino

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Assistant manager and fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno talked about our new young star Mikel Merino yesterday to the Chronicle, and the coaching team are not surprised by what he has [...]