As revealed by Lee Ryder, Achraf Lazaar is now jetting off to Italy to hold talks with a host of Serie A clubs today.
Elsewhere, both West Brom and Leeds – the two clubs who were said to be in the running for Dwight Gayle – are now close to signing Charlie Austin (WBA) and Eddie Nketiah (Leeds) according to Sky Sports, meaning any move for the former Newcastle no.9 appears to be dead as far as they’re concerned.
Back to Lazaar, Bruce brought the left-back to Sheffield Wednesday on loan in January and handed him the odd chance to impress over pre-season, however the Chronicle claim that he’s set to leave the Morocco international out of his 25-man squad for the coming Premier League season.
With that in mind, another loan move looks likely, and he’s now flown out to Italy with his agent to speak to a clutch of Serie A sides – despite receiving ‘interest’ from a few Championship sides.
Considering we now have Willems, Ritchie and Dummett as left-back options, it’s fair to say a move away for Lazaar would be the best outcome for all parties.
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