Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mikel Merino, 21, is set to complete a loan switch to newly-promoted Premier League outfit Newcastle United. A binding purchase option was agreed with the English club for the event that the player features in a certain number of competitive matches.
The Spain U21 international joined Borussia Dortmund from CA Osasuna one year ago and made nine Bundesliga and DFB Cup appearances in his debut season in Germany.
"Mikel was not getting the playing time that he had hoped for given the range of high-quality options we have in the midfield positions. We have therefore agreed to his wish and wish him all the very best for the coming season in England," said BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc.