This Player Voted Best Summer Buy For Newcastle

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 the park for Newcastle.

In our poll on which player was the best buy this summer the Spanish U21 international won easily with 60% of the vote.

And with Jonjo Shelvey available on Sunday at Swansea, after serving his three match ban for being sent off against Spurs, it will be interesting to see if Rafa brings the England International straight back into the starting line-up.

Isaac Hayden and Mikel played really well against West Ham, and both are players who are likely to improve a lot under the tutelage of Mr. Benitez so we would expect Jonjo to be on the bench on Sunday.

Mikel Merino in training

Mikel certainly looks like a star of the future for Newcastle United and while we didn’t have too much money to spend this summer we still think has used that money well – even though it was only £12M net.

We have Mikel on a season long loan with an option to buy said to be for about £6M next year – that could well turn out to be a bargain buy for the Magpies.

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4 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 7, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    I think the vote is a little premature, seeing as this was based on 1 game against West Ham, whom were truly rotten. I really hope the player is as good as he looked there, but fear fans will turn on him if his performance is anything less than that game.

  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Sep 7, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    As G says, West Ham were one of the poorest Prem sides to visit SJP in many a year, so it’s maybe a bit premature to start hailing a new midfield hero.
    Most sides won’t afford us so much time and space to pick out passes, so I think we need to give the lad a bit more time and see if he can do it on a wet winter weekend in Stoke.

  • Clematis

    Sep 7, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    When it comes down to it we spent £30+million in the transfer window. We had to jettison some championship standard players who served a purpose. We also got rid of a canny few peripheral figures. Hence, quite a small net spend.

    Yes, we didn’t sign Jovetic and Perez. Cos they didn’t want to come! Likewise Denis Praet.

    What we do have is players who actually want to play for us. The squad unity, despite Sky’s attempts to dislodge it, is there for all to see.

    And, yes, West Spam were sh!te. Cos we made them look sh!te, not cos they are sh!te. I was there and we pressed them at every opportunity, not giving them a second.

    Hopefully a cracking win against Swansea will dispell the doom and gloom on here.

    Hwtl 🙂

  • Sivarese

    Sep 8, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Bloody hell let’s wait till the end of the season for this, eh?


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