Mikel Merino

Real Sociedad

Market/IS Price:

0.82

/

0.58

Age:

23

Position:

Midfielder

Country:

Spain

58

FICR

58

POTR

30/06/2020

Top 5 PB:

197, 164, 132, 127, 124

PB Average:

105

PB Scores over 200:

0

PB Scores over 250:

0

*PB Scores are from Aug 19 onwards, for the latest PB data visit Index Edge

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Player Review

Mikel Merino is a center midfielder for Real Sociedad. Merino has had a very strong season for Real Sociedad and has been a stand out player in La Liga this season. Merino is particularly strong at passing and makes 43 passes per 90. Merino has great vision and completes a high 2.6 passes into the penalty area per 90. Despite Merino being a box to box midfielder with strong creative ability in the final third, he has been unable to hit particularly high peak PB scores this season. This may be due to him only providing 1 goal and 1 assist this season as Real Sociedad have a system where they cross very often and Martin Odegaard has been the most likely midfielder to contribute towards goals from midfield. Instead Merino is often involved in the build up play, but no points are awarded in the PB matrix for pre-assists. Merino has a high PB average and could occassionally earn match day dividends, especially when there are few other teams playing on a match day or when he occassionally does contribute towards a goal. However, Merino does not score/assist enough to hit high peak PB scores regularly. Merino could possibly earn media dividends in the future if his strong performances lead to a transfer to a better side.

Written on:

30/06/2020

1 Year Price Graph

Price Analysis

Mikel Merino's price started the season at £0.47. Merino's price has gradually grown throughout the season, especially in the second half of the season as more traders discovered how well Merino has performed this season. Merino is unlikely to earn match day dividends often due to a lack of goals/assists from midfield, but he could be a strong longer term hold as he is very strong in possession and so could continue to develop and start to hit higher PB scores in the future. Merino could rise in price in the future due to a possible transfer. Merino has been linked to Real Madrid and if he was to move to the Bernebeu, he would almost certainly rise in price. Merino currently has a wide spread with a market price of £0.83 and an instant sell price of £0.58. Merino is maybe not the most attractive player due to previously playing for Newcastle United, lacking a regular contribution towards goals and being 24. However, in terms of quality he appears strong value as his chances of earning dividends could improve in the future and so could be a strong longer term hold, especially if bought within his wide spread.

Written on:

30/06/2020

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