Twenty-seven-year-old Achraf Lazaar has barely played for Newcastle United since he made a £2.5m move from Palermo three years. Rafa Benitez had brought him in of providing competition at left-back.
He made just 4 late substitute appearances in the Championship while staring all 5 of the cup matches that first season.
He has since been on loan the past two seasons.
He has been interviewed in Italy’s Calcio Mercato and these are some of his comments:
“I have finished my holidays, now I am going back to Newcastle.
“In the coming days I will start training for the new season.
“I am thinking only of Newcastle.”
Players like Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback, Rolando Aarons, Henri Saivet, Jacob Murphy, and Dwight Gayle will be back training with the first squad on Thursday after their loan spells last season.
They will be under the initial guidance of both Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn until a new manager is appointed
They will all be motivated to save their Newcastle careers. Especially Lazaar, Colback, Saivet, and Aarons who had barely featured under Benitez.
Depending on who Newcastle bring in, it will be up to them to earn their place in the squad. However, we really hope they will not be depended on for Newcastle’ survival as we really need better quality reinforcements for that.