Whilst recent days have predictably seen the conversation dominated by the players Newcastle haven’t signed this summer, Mikel Merino has now provided us with an extra something to smile about.
Already having impressed with his contribution to Newcastle’s 3-0 win over West Ham, the young midfielder has now shown his talent once again in another 3-0 victory.
Friday saw Mikel Merino turn out for the Spain Under 21s, up against Italy in a high quality encounter between the best young players from the two countries.
Enjoy the video footage below.
Mikel Merino scoring a goal of great beauty, as he received the ball on the edge of the box before nutmegging the defender and coolly slotting into the bottom corner.
Then cleverly winning a tackle and turning at the same time, allowing him to set up the second of the Spanish Under 21s’ three goals.