Agent of Newcastle loanee Lazaro confirms intention to return to Inter Milan

The agent of Newcastle United January recruit Valentino Lazaro has admitted that his client’s ‘first choice’ is to return to Inter Milan in the summer.

Inter struggles

Austrian wide-man Lazaro only made the move to the San Siro last year.

After impressing during a 2-year stint with Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, new Inter boss Antonio Conte sanctioned a £20 million swoop for Lazaro, with the 23-year-old having been expected to slot into the right wing-back berth in the Nerazzurri’s XI.

However, the months since, to put it lightly, proved a disappointment for both club and player.

Lazaro majorly struggled during his short stint in Serie A, having been afforded starts in just 3 of Inter’s first 20 league outings.

MILAN, ITALY – JANUARY 11: Valentino Lazaro of FC Internazionale in action during the Coppa Italia match between FC Internazionale and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 14, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

In addition, when he did feature, the 26-time capped Austrian international too often looked lacking in both confidence and, crucially, end product.

Newcastle switch

As such, it came as little surprise to see Lazaro tipped for a January San Siro departure, just 6 months on from his arrival.

And, despite rumoured interest from a number of clubs around Europe, in the end, it was Premier League outfit Newcastle United who clinched a deal for the wide-man.

The Magpies confirmed Lazaro’s signing last Friday, on loan for the remainder of the campaign:

Inter, meanwhile, subsequently revealed that Steve Bruce’s men also have the option to make Lazaro’s addition permanent come the summer.

‘Help the Nerazzurri’

If the player himself has his way, though, this will not prove to be the case.

Speaking in an interview with FCInterNews earlier today, Lazaro’s agent, Max Hagmayr, was drawn on his client’s intentions moving forward.

And Hagmayr went on to confirm that Lazaro’s ‘first choice’ is to secure a return to the San Siro:

‘Valentino is happy to play in the Premier League and to be able to improve himself and show his quality in the English league.’

‘The player’s first choice is to go back to Inter. With more time available he wants to demonstrate that he can help the Nerazzurri to win the Scudetto.’

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