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'He'll be great': Mikel Merino thinks Newcastle may just have made a 'very good' signing this summer
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'He'll be great': Mikel Merino thinks Newcastle may just have made a 'very good' signing this summer

Mikel Merino was a teammate of Alexander Isak at Real Sociedad before he moved to Newcastle in a club-record deal.

Merino has of course played in the famous black and white shirt and knows what it takes to get the fans to take you to their hearts.

In an interview with the Athletic, Merino tipped Isak to be a success in the north east and live up to the high expectations.

If he had stayed at Real, Isak would have been preparing to face Manchester United in the Europa League tonight, but Merino and company must play that game without him now.

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Merino backs Isak to shine at Newcastle

He said: “Alex has already started well. His mindset is very good.

“He can adapt to whatever you tell him. When he came here, he had to adapt to a very specific system of playing where he had a specific role to make an exact movement when the ball was in a certain position.

“Being from Sweden and being able to adapt showed how smart he is. With his abilities, his speed and strength, the Premier League is a good place for him.

“He’ll be great for the Magpies!”

Isak looks like a signing who could take Newcastle to the next level if he realises his potential at St James’ Park.

But he has not had pre-season at the club and he may take a little bit of time to settle in, although the goal at Anfield was a great start.

Newcastle fans will show him so much love and want him to succeed, with the potential to grow into one of the best forwards in the division on Tyneside.

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