Mundo Deportivo have again been reporting on Mikel merino’s potential move back to Spain, and it’s between three clubs – Real Sociedad, Real Betis and ????? with the San Sebastian club (Sociedad) in the lead.
The latest news is that the negotiations between the parties are at a very advanced after new talks have been taking place in the last few hours, and that’s according to Euskal Telebista, the radio and TV channel.
The Spanish press have been pushing this deal since last year, but we still don’t know how true it all is with Mikel on vacation over there in New York City.
Mikel Merino – in action last season
Here’s a piece we translated from the Mundo Deportivo report today:
“Merino returns from his period of rest at the beginning of next week and that would be when Real would finish the offensive for the Navarre midfielder.”
“In the meantime, it would only be necessary to resolve certain fiscal details that, while important, are in no case decisive for the operation to be subject to lurches – which are not expected today.”
“Athletic, according to this information, have distanced themselves from interest in Merino by observing his approach to Real.”
“As this newspaper has been reporting, the signing of the former Osasuna player could be around a dozen million euros and Real would be willing to offer a long-term contract of 5 seasons to the player who currently belongs to Newcastle.”
“Next week could be decisive and, with Merino returning from vacation, it is not ruled out that Real could announce the deal.”
We’re still not convinced this deal will go through.
What do you think?