Official: Manquillo joins Newcastle

Newcastle United have completed the permanent signing of Spain Under 21 international Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old has spent each of the past three seasons on loan – at Liverpool, Marseille and Sunderland – but has now signed a three-year contract with the Magpies.

"From the first moment that Rafa Benítez called me, I just knew that I had to come here to such a big club,” Manquillo’s told the Newcastle website.

"I've come here to work hard and give everything on and off the pitch. Hopefully then everything will go in the right direction."

Manquillo is the fourth summer arrival at St. James’s Park in a list which includes former Eibar defender Florian Lejeune.

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