“He comes from Spain and he’s f***ing class, in fact he’s better than Fabregas! That’s Merino!”
Mikel Merino, who arrived at the club on loan from Dortmund last month, played a highly impressive game in the midfield during Newcastle’s 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday.
The Spaniard’s performance also showed just how resourceful manager Rafa Benitez has been in finding the right reinforcements despite financial constraints.
Despite less than 200 minutes in black and white, Merino has already become a big favourite with the fans, who have even come up with an exclusive chant for him.
None of this has gone unnoticed, as Merino himself appreciated the fans efforts on Twitter. Check out the chant and Merino’s appreciation of the same below –
— jackmcroberts (@jackmcrobrts206) August 26, 2017