There are multiple outlets now reporting that Newcastle have reached an agreement with Inter Milan for Valentino Lazaro. The primary source appears to be Tutto Mercato journalist Marco Conterio.
— Marco Conterio (@marcoconterio) January 18, 2020
TMW – Newcastle, accordo per Lazaro: prestito con diritto di riscatto https://t.co/Hmvj6w9R7e
— Tuttomercatoweb (@TuttoMercatoWeb) January 18, 2020
— Transfermarkt.at (@TMat_news) January 18, 2020
The reports claim that the 23-year-old will join on an initial loan with a €2m fee. Newcastle have the option to make the deal permanent this summer for €20m.
If accurate, Newcastle have beaten out West Ham and RB Leipzig for the Austrian international’s signature.
Inter have reportedly also lined up Victor Moses as a replacement for Lazaro with the deal for Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola falling through yesterday.
This is outstanding news if true. Lazaro would be an excellent addition to this squad with his final ball and ability to take a set-piece.
Newcastle are also said to be readying a bid for Jarrod Bowen in the coming days. So adding Bowen and Lazaro would certainly improve this squad which is the aim this window.