According to widespread reports emerging this afternoon, Valentino Lazaro has found a new club – and it’s not Newcastle United.
Both Lee Ryder and reporters from Sky Italy claim our January loanee has agreed a move to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, with him set to complete his medical tomorrow and sign an initial loan deal with an option to buy.
They’re believed to have beaten RB Leipzig to his signature and appear to be the ‘Champions League club’ his outspoken agent was referring to last week.
The Austrian, for me, showed genuine flashes of quality during his half season on Tyneside – he just wasn’t given enough chances by Steve Bruce for some reason.
That appears to have cost us, with Lee Ryder suggesting he’s opted against a return to Newcastle due to a lack of first team assurances.
He may not be a world beater, yet I maintain this is one we’ve messed up, with another loan deal with an option to buy something we could’ve benefited from – especially with our limited budget of around £30n in mind.
Good luck in Germany, Valentino!