Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino is now a permanent Newcastle United player.
The club have converted his loan move into a permanent transfer with immediate effect.
The 21-year-old, who initially joined the Magpies on loan from Borussia Dortmund in July, has now committed his future to United, signing a five-year deal which will keep him at St. James’ Park until 2022.
Since arriving on Tyneside, the under-21 international has featured in all seven Premier League games so far this term on his way to winning the FUN88 Player of the Month award for August.
During his time at Newcastle, the former Osasuna man has also made three appearances for Spain Under-21s, scoring twice – including his strike in their 4-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday.