Real Sociedad star Mikel Merino has appeared on Barcelona’s radar.
Merino was an integral player in Imanol’s team as they clinched the Copa del Rey (postponed from last season) and qualified for the Europa League via La Liga.
Onze on Esport3 reports Barça coach Ronald Koeman would love to sign Merino. The Dutchman loves his style and feels he would strengthen Barça’s midfield. Merino has a contract with La Real until 2025 and a release clause of 60 million euros.
This past season, the former Newcastle United midfielder made 36 appearances. He’s been a regular with Luis Enrique’s Spain squad, too, although an injury at the end of the season means he will miss out on Euro 2020.
However, Barça like him a lot as a player and could turn to him after missing out on departing Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain.
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