Italian Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has tweeted that Newcastle Left-Back Achraf Lazaar is set to join Cosenza in Serie B.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 30, 2019
Another Italian Sky Sports reporter Dario Massara added that the move was on loan.
— Dario Massara (@DarioMassara) August 30, 2019
Lazaar still has two years left on his contract with Newcastle. It is likely that we will be revisiting this same scenario next summer with Achraf as well. He has made only ten appearances since joining three summers ago from Palermo. This will be his third loan move in his three years with the club.
If this move goes through, there will still be four players that the club need to move out before Monday. Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, and Henri Saivet all did not make the 25-man squad but remain with the club. With Newcastle bowing out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, there is no hope that they will be called upon for any first-team games. All four need to be moved off the wage bill in the next few days.