In perhaps one of the most unlikely transfer links we’ve seen so far this month, it’s being reported in Italy that Achraf Lazaar has received interest from AC Milan.
This comes from Sportmediaset, who claim that the Serie A leaders are looking for cover at left-back and have recently got wind of that fact the Moroccan’s agent is ‘negotiating the termination’ of his current contract at Newcastle United.
The report claims that AC Milan see him as a ‘solution’ to their lack of depth at left-back and believe it could be a ‘good, low cost deal’ should he be made available to sign on a free transfer.
Where to start with this. Not only have Lazaar’s only appearances this season been via our U-23 side, he spent last season struggling to get a game with Serie B side Cosenza – an Italian second tier side who only stayed up by the skin of their teeth!
He played just NINE minutes of football in their final 10 games of the 2019/20 season and has followed that up with not one appearance at senior level in this term (after failing to land a loan move last summer), so it’s quite laughable to think AC Milan’s technical director has now identified the rarely-seen 29-year-old as an ideal back up option to first choice left-back Theo Hernández.
Lazaar has played in the Italian top flight before, shining for Palermo before that earned him a move to Tyneside, but that was almost FIVE years ago and he’s featured just 32 times at senior level since then.
The forgotten full-back has done well to do next to nothing and earn over £30,000 per-week over the past four and a half years, however he really will have won the lottery if he somehow manages to secure himself a move to AC Milan.