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Newcastle Fans Swarm To Twitter On Today’s News On Merino

News today in the Chronicle that it looks likely that Mikel Merino will sign this week on at Real Sociedad for the release clause of about £10M in his Newcastle contract.

We were hoping all the news from Spain this summer was simply paper-talk and that they could not afford him.

But then we learn he has a release clause in his contract so we cannot stop the deal if Merino agrees to terms with Real Sociedad and wants to leave Newcastle.

If this happens, which the Chronicle is reporting is now very likely, we will have to move on – but this is a disappointment.

Mikel Merino – when he arrived last summer

Mikel Merino looks like he can become a top player in the future, and we were hoping that would be at Newcastle with Rafa Benitez.

It looks now that will not happen.

Here are some fans’ reaction to today’s news.

13 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Jib, I’ll look forward to your pics which definitely sounds like a more reliable method of working out who has a squad place. I was never sure if those pics were your own or if you linked to some kind of open-source or club owned resource. If yours, then fair play for taking the time to provide them.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    I guess every transfer window there’s a risk of losing one of the players you’d rather not. In terms of this window, if we get to keep JonJo, Diame, Lascelles and Jejeune but lose Merino, then as long as we replace him I’ll probably feel like it’s not too big a deal.

    Would I rather keep him and everyone else mentioned above? Definitely, but out of all of them he’s the one I’d be most willingly wave off.

  • Ben Afri

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    I predict the next story coming up will be about Merino

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    OP, if you look at the latest club accounts (which is the only official insight into NUFC finances, whether manipulated to tell a story or not) then the coffers are empty. As such, officially we need to wait to receive the money from TV before we can spend.

    You may have your doubts about this and so might others (including me), but this is the official club line and therefore official club policy is dictated by it.

  • getoutofworeclub

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Why does every 1 on here say we have to wait till the TV money comes in before we can buy some players really I mean come on Ashley could spend money now and take it back when money comes through no loss people on here need to give the heads a shake cos we won’t spend nothing it’s sell before we buy but the funny thing about it is every one on here well most thinks Ashley will change just because Rafa is here Rafa won’t sign a new contract in fact I think he will be gone before season starts and we ain’t got no money well we have the fat twat just dosent want to spend it wake up Newcastle fans don’t renew season ticket

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Getoutofworeclub. I’m fairly sure there are some valid points in what you say there, although it’s difficult to comprehend due to your lack of punctuation. Try popping in a few commas and full stops there. Seriously, it’ll read better.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    I do love a good rant – we’ve had at least three today already

    Love it

  • Toonfan8

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Rafa will sell Mitro 20M, Merino 10M, Colback 3M, Mbemba 8M, will swap Ritchie…and sell some others for maybee another 2-3M…so that will bring arround 40M alone and Joshua King here…If Ashley will give 20-30M for new players, Rafa should have arround 60-70M to spend…he should reinforce our attack with Kenedy 20M, Berisha 7M, Townsend 15M and still will have extra 20-30M to spend on another CM and RB…maybee if he can bring Loftus Cheek on loan, he can buy cover RB and sell Gayle for 13M and will have extra 35M on striker or anybody he wants…
    Dubravka – Yedlin,Lascelles,Lejuene,Dummett – Shelvey,Diame – Townsend, Berisha, Kenedy – King…and maybee Loftus Cheek and new striker…also will have Perez, Atsu, Murphy, Hayden, Clarke, Manquillo and new cover CB…

  • JohnJ

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    From all I’ve read it seems that it’s Merino that wants away not Newcastle United or Rafa wanting to sell him – It also seems that he wants a first team place no matter how any other players of our squad are performing!

    Rafa, quite rightly will not promise anyone a starting place in the First Team – it has to be earned on merit and/or Rafa’s tactics for any particular game. If Merino really does not wish to fight for his place in the team then as a club we take the best deal we can in getting rid of him!

    It’s a real shame to lose such a good player but there are many other fish in the sea – the hard bit is catching them – so Hey Ho lets get on with the job of finding an even better replacement.

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Bloody hell Merino only played a handful of games and we are offloading him. He wasn’t good enough to get into a poor team so goodbye let’s move on!

  • Ben Afri

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Well said

  • lochinvar

    Jun 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Has Charnley got a release clause ?

  • yorkymag

    Jun 26, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #13

    For goodness sake
    Ed at it again cup half empty
    Merino is a talented footballer but he is very lacking in toughness and as such is not cut out for a central midfield role in the premier league,I would also question his mentality when the chips are down -I certainly would not take him to war
    He is surplus to requirements and as such it is in my view eminently sensible to let him go
    Please please stop being so negative


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