Mikel Merino has hinted he wants to remain at Newcastle United.
But Merino insists he remains happy on Tyneside.
"I'm happy because I've been in a really good group with really good players, learning in arguably the best league in the world, and I think I've got a lot more things to improve. But it's been a very good first year for me.
"When you play against the best players in the world, at this level, where every single thing and every single mistake counts, you learn a lot. The pace, the tempo and the intensity is amazing, and with those minutes you play you learn a lot. I think it's going to be a really good season next season, and in the future."