Mikel Merino Spanish call means 9 Newcastle players have international matches
Mikel Merino has been named in the latest Spanish Under 21 squad on Friday afternoon.
The midfielder hasn’t had a great of football recently, the midfielder starting only two Premier League games since December, as he continues to recover fully from a back injury which halted his impressive start to the season.
In his last international, the 21 year old scored in a 4-1 win over Slovakian Under 21s.
Altogether there are 9 Newcastle players called up for the March internationals.
Though of course Lascelles and Shelvey were both overlooked by Gareth Southgate when naming his squad on Thursday.
Thursday 22 March UAE v Slovakia
Monday 26 March Tanzania v DR Congo
Freddie Woodman (England U21s)
Saturday 24 March England v Romania
Tuesday 27 March England v Ukraine
Mikel Merino (Spain Under 21s)
Thursday 22 March Northern Ireland v Spain
Tuesday 27 March Spain v Estonia
Ciaran Clark and Rob Elliot
Friday 23 March Turkey v Republic of Ireland
Friday 23 March Scotland v Costa Rica
Tuesday 27 March Hungary v Scotland
Friday 23 March Serbia v Morocco
Tuesday 27 March Serbia v Nigeria
Thursday 22 March Senegal v Uzbekistan
Monday 26 March Senegal v Bosnia and Herzegovina
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