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Newcastle sign loan star Merino from Dortmund

Newcastle completed the permanent signing of Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on Friday after the midfielder’s impressive start to his spell in the Premier League. Merino arrived at St James’ Park on loan in July with a view to a full-time switch to England if he made a big impact. The 21-year-old has done so […]
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