Newcastle United fans have once again made their feelings known on Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, who continues to be linked with a move away from the club.
Merino moved to Newcastle on a season-long loan last summer, before the midfielder penned a permanent contract with the Magpies in October.
The 22-year-old played in 24 of his club’s 38 Premier League matches during the 2017-18 campaign, and showed flashes of his undoubted ability.
Merino really struggled for football in the latter stages of the season, however, and it is understood that a number of Spanish clubs are interested in the midfielder this summer.
Merino, who is valued at £9m by transfermarkt.co.uk, started his professional career with Osasuna, and it is believed that a return to his homeland could be on the agenda.
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It was actually the Spaniard’s birthday on Friday, and Newcastle’s Twitter account was on hand with a special message, which led to the club’s supporters becoming involved.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction from the Newcastle fans can be seen below:
Don’t sell Merino
— Tom Richards (@tomd_richards) June 22, 2018
Please don’t go!! ??????
— beth (@bethmann99) June 22, 2018
?Don’t sell Merino
I just don’t think you understand,
Coz if you sell Merino,
Mikel Merino ,
You’re going to have a riot on your hands ?
— JaackRT (@JaackRT) June 22, 2018
If you sell him I want my £80 back.
— MD (@mdbigred) June 22, 2018
Don’t leave me
— Alex (@AlexHedley47) June 22, 2018
— Jamaal Lascelles (@BadboyLascelles) June 22, 2018
Be ridiculous letting a player this good leave!!! He’s one of the best midfields we’ve had in years!
— Daniel Owens (@DanielOwens13) June 22, 2018
Don’t leave us ?
— Matthew (@DoonyXD) June 22, 2018
DON’T YOU DARE SELL HIM.
— Paul (@DoIberg) June 22, 2018