Mikel Merino 'feeling the love' at Newcastle

Mikel Merino told schoolchildren in Northumberland about his life as a footballer today.

Thursday, 18th January 2018, 3:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th January 2018, 4:25 pm
Mikel Merino (Pic: Premier League/Ian Horrocks)

Merino visited Choppington Primary School for the Super Movers campaign, a Premier League and BBC initiative aimed at inspiring children to be more active during the school day.

The event was supported by the Newcastle United Foundation.

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Merino, signed from Borussia Dortmund last summer, took part in a question and answer session and also danced with pupils, who were taking part in a live nationwide lesson.

The midfielder said: "I had fun. It's always really funny to dance with these kids. I think it's a great idea for the kids to be active and fit.

"I think it's a really good thing for them because they can study and at the same time have fun."

Merino – who hopes to face Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Eithad Stadium on Saturday – was asked about his move to Tyneside.

Mikel Merino (Pic: Premier League/Ian Horrocks)

The 21-year-old said: "It's never easy to go from your home, your family, and go to another country, but it was a little bit easier coming here because of the city, the club, the people and the fans have welcomed me.

"It's been a really great time so far. I feel the love of everybody."

Click on the video above to watch Mikel Merino speak to Choppington Primary School pupils watching the Super Movers live lesson

Mikel Merino (Pic: Premier League/Ian Horrocks)