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Newcastle boss Benitez admits Ki a replacement for Merino

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez admits Ki Sung-yueng has been signed as a replacement for Mikel Merino.

Merino is a target for Real Sociedad.

Reflecting on the signing of Ki, Benitez told NUFC TV: “To be fair we knew about the interest in the Spanish teams in Mikel Merino and his release clause.

“We were trying to be sure that we had an option, a player like Ki, who has quality and the experience in the Premier League.

“We will be looking to bring out the best in him."

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