Mikel Merino drops hint about possible summer move amid Barcelona interest

Real Sociedad and Spain midfielder Mikel Merino has refused to rule out a transfer amid reported interest from Barcelona.

Merino is one of several midfielders targeted by the Catalan giants who are keen to strengthen the pivot position this summer.

The 28-year-old is currently at Euro 2024 with Spain where he’s been asked about his future and has hinted he could be tempted to leave La Real.

“The next step has to come from within, from me, from analysing myself, seeing what player I am now, where I am and where I want to go. And what is the way to do it. Now at a football level I still have one more year at Real and I am in the best possible place to live and grow,” he told Relevo.

“Rumors are something that I do not give importance to because I believe that a Euros is the most important thing you can face and requires 100% of your attention. So when the Euro is over and the days go by, I will meet with the club and my representative, to see what they have to say to me and what they don’t, and we’ll see.

“You never know where football can take you, and I am willing to continue my career wherever my heart and my head ask me to.”

Merino’s contract at Real Sociedad runs until 2025, and it seems likely the club could look to sell him this summer if an agreement over an extension can not be found.

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