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New Signing Achraf Lazaar Looks Very Good – Video

8:31 am, Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Here’s some video of Achraf Lazaar over the last thee years and this lad looks very good and will be real competition to local lad Paul Dummett for the left-back spot at Newcastle.

Another good signing by manager Rafa Benitez.



Tags: Achraf Lazaar · Newcastle News · Video




13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sav // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    More a left winger than a full-back but that is equally welcome.

  • 2 Vask // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Watched this yesterday and at first thought he could deliver almost perfectly with both feet then as the video went on there wasn’t much more of his right foot. Still looks quite strong, good in the header and his left foot looks quite accurate. I’ll be excited to see how he does.

  • 3 Vask // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    I was thinking that raf has played 532 or whatever at some points this season so perhaps yelling and this guy are to operate more has wing backs than full backs . Opening up the option of a filtering style of play.

  • 4 Vask // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    That should be. Yedlin, as, and differing

  • 5 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Seems quite capable, there’s not much of him defending in there which is a bit of a worry for a LB!
    Also seems all the goals he scored were really down to goalkeeping howlers, that one from 40 yards goes straight through the keeper!

  • 6 SUTTY1978 // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    So who is keen on Atsu and why?
    I’ve got to say I have not seen that much of him but that’s because he’s barely kicked a ball for the last three years. He’s definitely got pace but he must be awful in training or something to get so little game time in various loan spells.

  • 7 sussextoon // Aug 29, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    From Rafa’s website on Lazaar. Guess he’ll be playing mainly as a fullback…

    “Achraf Lazaar is a left full back from Marocco, that has grow in Italy playing, among others, in the Serie A team, Palermo.

    He has a good left foot and can play also as a winger. He is just 24 years old but he has good experience at international level.”

  • 8 expatmag // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    We could be missing several key players to the ACN next year

    Lazaar…..Morocco
    Diame……Senegal
    Mbemba….Congo
    Atsu (if he signs)…..Ghana

  • 9 tweaked // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    finally a proper left footed LB that can cross, mitro and gayle combo are gonna thrive on that

  • 10 newcs // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Davide Santon version 2 ?

  • 11 sing in the corner // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Wow that’s a canny left foot strike near the start. Man,was that game at altitude or something?? The ball took off from his foot..

  • 12 JP...from The Rock // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Expatmag- hopefully all will be back up to even better players as we’ll be playing in the Premier League.

  • 13 JP...from The Rock // Aug 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    This guy will be a hit I tell ya. Have a very good feeling about this signing. Can’t wait to see him play for us.




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