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Newcastle win their final pre-season friendly

Newcastle have won their final pre-season friendly.

The final score was 2-0.

They were taking on Italian side Hellas Verona in their last match before the start of the new Premier League season.

Jeremain Lens moves from Sunderland to Turkey

Jeremain Lens has completed his move from Sunderland to Besiktas Credit: PA

Jeremain Lens has completed his move from Sunderland to Besiktas.

The Dutch winger was always likely to leave following relegation from the Barclays Premier League and has been in Turkey in recent days to finalise the switch.

He arrived at the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2015 with high hopes but ended up with just 16 starts to his name and spent most of last season on loan at Fenerbahce.

The 29-year-old will continue to play his football in Istanbul after Besiktas agreed an undisclosed fee with the Black Cats.

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Newcastle United confirm Mikel Merino signing

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Spanish under-21 international Mikel Merino on a season-long loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder becomes the fifth player to join the Magpies this summer following the arrivals of Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo last week.

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