Newcastle Announce 11th Signing – Now Signed A Full Team

Newcastle have announced their second signing of the day and our 11th signing of the summer, and the  third new arrival in just four days – so those of you who said Rafa would be building a complete new side on Tyneside were right – the manager has now signed 11 players.

24 year-old Moroccan International left-back Achraf Lazaar become our 11th signing of this summer and we still have over three days left in the transfer window – he signed on  for five years.

The fee is though to be £3M for a player who was in the last year of his contract at Palermo.

Achraf Lazaar

Achraf Lazaar  – 24 year-old Moroccan International defender

This is what Newcastle have put on their web-site:

Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Achraf Lazaar from Palermo for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old Morocco international left-back has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at St. James’ Park.

Lazaar came through the youth set-up at Italian club Varese and spent two years in the first team before joining Palermo in January 2014, initially on loan.


He helped the Rosanero win Serie B at the end of his first season and has been a regular in the top flight, making a total of 76 appearances and scoring three goals during his time at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.

This is what Lazaar said after signing for Newcastle:

“I am very happy to be at Newcastle United.” “I’m proud to sign here because Newcastle is a great team in England.”

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added this about the 11th new signing:

“Achraf is a good, young player with international experience who has grown his game in Italy.”

“He gives us width on the left, has a good left foot and will add great competition to the squad.”

Here are all the ins and outs so far this summer and we are now getting close to spending some real money – we are making a measly profit of only £1M this summer.

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PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
OUTGOING
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M