According to Keith Downie, Newcastle will pay a loan fee of ‘just over £1m’ for Inter Milan wing-back Valentino Lazaro.
The North-East reporter also writes that the Austrian is “due to arrive on Tyneside on Thursday evening”, with him expected to undergo a medical on Friday.
The deal also includes an ‘option to buy’, with Downie claiming that we’ll have the chance to sign the 23-year-old for £20m this summer should he impress over the coming months.
Here’s a snippet from Sky Sports’ latest piece on our move for the former Hertha Berlin star:
Newcastle have reached an agreement with Inter Milan over a loan deal for midfielder Valentino Lazaro.
The Austria international is due to arrive on Tyneside on Thursday evening to undergo a medical the following day.
There is an option for Steve Bruce’s side to buy the 23-year-old for £20m in the summer.
Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig showed late interest in the player but Newcastle look to have secured his services.
Lee Ryder claims ‘face to face talks’ between the player and club chiefs will take place before any medical, but it feels like it’s finally a matter of when he signs, not if.