Newcastle reportedly agree deal for Inter Milan outcast Lazaro

As per a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Newcastle have clinched a deal to secure the loan signing of Inter Milan’s Valentino Lazaro.

Inter struggles

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

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 have, to put it lightly, proven a disappointment for both club and player.

Lazaro has majorly struggled during his short stint in Serie A to date, having been afforded starts in just 3 of Inter’s 19 league outings to this point in the campaign.

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 has featured, the 26-time capped Austrian international has too often looked lacking in both confidence and, crucially, end product.

Newcastle bound?

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

And, as per the aforementioned report from Tuttomercatoweb, a transfer away from Milan for the pacy wide-man now appears imminent.

It is claimed that Newcastle United have agreed a deal with Inter, which will see Lazaro make the move to St. James’ Park on loan for the remainder of the campaign, for €2 million.

This will be followed by an option to buy in the summer, for a further €20 million.

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