Exodus Could Be Starting – One Player Reported On His Way Out Of Newcastle

Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy are reporting that Genoa is getting closer to a deal to sign Newcastle left-back Achraf Lazaar for around €3.5M (£3.2M)

The 25-year-old has not impressed at the Tyneside club, and he was unable to nail down a first team spot last season in the Championship and appeared only 9 times for the first team.

His future certainly lies away from Newcastle, and it could be that he returns to the Italian League where he played for Palermo before joining Newcastle last August for around £3M.

Achraf could be one of the first players who are surplus to requirements finally leave Newcastle this summer after both Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) and Kevin Mbabu (Young Boys) left about a month ago.

25-year-old Achraf Lazaar – could be leaving Newcastle

Genoa is ready to make a move for the Moroccan International – but only if their 24-year-old left-sided player Uruguayan International Diego Laxalt leaves the club.

They see Lazaar as a good replacement because of his experience of playing three full seasons for Palermo when he appeared 76 times with three goals for the Serie A side.

The hope is that the transfer fee Rafa gets for Lazaar can be used this summer to bring in more players to the Tyneside club.

But there are now only two weeks left in the summer transfer window.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Its a shame really, the lad looked ok when he did play, however, I agree that he isn’t a PL Player. He did a job when we needed him, good luck to the lad.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Is it not some sort of swap deal as I thought we’d been linked with Laxalt ?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 17, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    That clip of the Joselu volley – you can see in the few clips of his goals on Youtube that he’s a very good technician and clean striker of the ball. Much more of a natural than Mitrovic and lighter on his feet too.

  • bills-son

    Aug 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    I saw Lazaar make his debut in the League Cup and I have to say I thought he was totally out of his depth even at that almost reserve team level.

    I’m not surprised Rafa has drawn a line under him.

  • Bianconeri

    Aug 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #5

    The only Exodus we will get is Bob Marley playing at half time


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