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Agent Reveals New Magpie Is Thrilled With Newcastle Move So Far


Newcastle pulled off a bit of a coup to convince Valentino Lazaro to sign in January despite interest from a club like RB Leipzig.

Lazaro had just moved to Inter Milan in the summer from Hertha Berlin for over £20m. It was a big move for the Austrian that soon went south.

New Inter coach Antonio Conte didn’t give the 23-year-old many opportunities in the first half of the season. He made just 3 starts in Serie A. It soon became apparent that there were no guarantees the second half of the season would provide many more chances for Lazaro.

With the European Championships taking place in the summer, Valentino was desperate for first-team football. It’s not often that Austria qualifies for the competition and Lazaro needed to be playing games to get a place in the squad.


Inter allowed the right wing-back to go on loan, and Lazaro’s agent Max Hagmayr went to work. He flew into to Newcastle for the Chelsea match and that experience seemed to have really had an impact on him.

Lazaro was also impressed with what he heard from Newcastle, and despite interest from a team vying for a Bundesliga title in Leipzig, he opted to come to Newcastle on loan.

There were some reports after the move that Hagmayr had said that Lazaro’s future intent was to return to Inter to fight for his place this summer.

However, the Chronicle have conducted an interview with Hagmayr and he reveals that Lazaro is still on a high since joining Newcastle.

“He’s very happy to be in Newcastle. It’s a top club. We also had very good talks with RB Leipzig and other clubs, but we decided to go to Newcastle because Steve Bruce gave the boy a very good feeling, and the talks and negotiations with Lee Charnley were good.

“The other clubs also told him he would play – all the clubs said the same ahead of the European Championships – and it was not about money because he could have earned the same at every club.

“It was the small things that made you feel that this might be the right club.

“It was how Steve Nickson introduced the club and how they made the decision to go for Valentino. He was very well-prepared. They were checking Valentino, and this gives you a good feeling.

“Not only that, they like the player, and they want him, but they made the decision for him, and that made him feel safe after the six months at Inter.

“When I see Valentino now and how happy he is, I know we did a few things right coming here. We will see what’s going on in the next few months, but first of all we have to live in the now.

“I would not say no [to a permanent deal] because we appreciate everything Newcastle is doing for Valentino.”

It’s great to hear how Steve Nickson, Steve Bruce, and Lee Charnley all played a vital role in wooing Valentino to Newcastle. It seems like he is just thrilled with his experience so far.

Lazaro is quite active on social media so he’ll be a player that Newcastle fans will hear a lot from. He’s already tweeted a few times about his first training session and his debut against Norwich.

Newcastle have an option to make Lazaro’s stay a permanent one this summer for around £20m. However, they would also have to convince the player to stay.

Hopefully, Lazaro will have a very productive and enjoyable next couple of months, which could see Newcastle climb the Premier League table as well as continue the FA Cup run.

If that happens, he may decide once again that Newcastle United is the best club for him.


71 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Ok then, the 0-0 draw against bottom club Norwich and the narrow victory against league one opposition in the second attempt must have made him think twice about wanting to return to Inter to regain his place. Brewcey must make some cup of tea, i wonder if he still gets the Ringtons man round?

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  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Bill re advertising
    your wide of the mark and generalising far to freely,
    the first and main key to any site receiving advertising is site traffic, the googles of this world wont entertain any site that don’t hit there criteria of “visits target” Hits.
    even when the site achieves those target numbers fall below them and the advertisers gone,

    you run an online online advertising businesses Really if that is the case you must know traffic is the key ????

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Charnley must’ve told him about the club’s plans for the training facilities!

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Repost

    Bill’s son

    You run an on-line advertising business?

    Did you know that Jib’s involved in a computer based business too?

    Worra coincidence

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  • geordietom

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #5

    the takeover is still on going . it’s more than likely in the lock down stage hence thats why we aint heard anything t this moment in time …

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  • geordietom

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    at this moment in time *

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m pretty sure Moanster is I-talian. Miggy was looking like a poor, poor signing when the chips were down. Now it’s happy borthda Miggy, changes sides more times than Jib and jane change knickers and beards in an evening 😮

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #8

    It’ll be interesting to see how certain posters deal with phrases like “Steve Bruce gave the boy a very good feeling, and the talks and negotiations with Lee Charnley were good” and ““It was the small things that made you feel that this might be the right club. It was how Steve Nickson introduced the club”

    The frustration with Charnley isn’t that he’s incompetent, but that he’s actually quite good at doing his job when he’s not restricted for whatever reason.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    geordietom,
    The orchestra is playing and there’s a large body of ice slightly visible in the fog, the temperature is approaching freezing so can you start putting the sun loungers out please.

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Rob
    obvs the little things were doileys and hobnobs. works every time

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  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Good stuff that Leo
    Wonder if the bairns enjoy seeing daddy pissed

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  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #12

    RobLeenio
    this is the agent trying to paint over the cracks of his clients previous statement,
    the one were his client said he was only using us as a stepping stone 😉

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Never known a Hobknob to stall a negotiation, for sure.

    Maybe you’re onto something…..

    😉

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    I think his client will be seeing the lurve Smaxi got for one goal and thinking hang fire….

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 10, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Tunnocks teacakes. Those are the deal closers with a good cup of Ringtons. I bet he used them on the lad. He wouldn’t have stood a chance.

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #16

    hibbit, it was the agent who said he wanted to go back to Inter, but then again he said that directly to FC Inter News – it’s a PR thing, I reckon.

    Likely this above is, too – keeping both sides sweet so they can assess the best option come the Summer.

    I guess, if we like the lad, we have to convince him that his future lies with us.

    From The Chronicle:

    “Speaking to Italian outlet FC Inter news, Hegmayr said: “The player’s first choice is to go back to Inter.
    With more time available he wants to demonstrate that he can help the Nerazzurri club to win the Scudetto.”

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  • IrishRob

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Rose has to be starting ahead of Richie next match, same With Lazaro. We have a real chance of beating those two if we play 3-5-2 again and just go for it, there won’t be a third of the wasted chances and crosses with those in the team, also playing with 5 in midfield I think massively plays to Lazaros skill set, he didnt look much of a wing back in last game he played but looks far more dangerous starting off from a midfield position. Honestly Bruce should go for it again. We will bloddy beat them if he does.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #18

    “nice cuppa Steve but I’ve seen the wheelie bins, not my colour I’m afraid so it’s sayona……. Oh. Are thos….tunnocks teacakes?…”

    Steve B “Why…yes…..yes they are….”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s very nice in moderation Jibbers. But howay man, after stamping on your wife’s t!ts, belting the dog and generally being an obnoxious tw@t after a few diamond whites are you honestly sneering about the fact that my kids might see me a bit tipsy. Ffs what a bell end !!!!

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunk you iriot
    the teacakes only come out for Proven in the PL. Laz would topple for the Jaffa Cakes

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Lazaro’s Twitter account is disappointingly sterile. Fist bumps and ‘We’ve got your back’ to players of colour who have been the subjects of racist abuse. Platitudes to the fans. Statements of intent to win soon, work hard etc.

    There’s a vast difference between this and Saint Maxi’s chaotic and hilarious account, winding up Mackems, making penicopter gags and cracking on with the fans.

    Saint Maxi is a loose cannon, Lazaro seems to be very much stage-managed.

    It’ll be interesting to see if the fans take to Lazaro in the same way we have done with ASM. A couple of goals / assists and I reckon he’ll do fine.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #22

    hibbit,

    You are the one that is generalising.

    If a site subscribes to take Google advertising then Google will show ads from an advertisers re-marketing campaign irrespective of site traffic volume ie., where the advertiser uses Google PPC and wants to keep showing ads to the visitor after they have left the site. That is why many posters on here will see ads that appear to be customised.

    If an advertiser wants to use Google’s content marketing then, yes, Google only gives you a choice of sites with sufficient traffic.

    However, you can approach any site direct, with any level of traffic, and negotiate a price to add a banner ad

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail
    daughter is over there atm. Sent clip of her rocking out to a Thai band doing CCR she is def tipsy

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Jaffa cakes and Tunnock’s teacakes?

    I thought we were talking biscuits!

    😉

    Give me a rich tea for dunking and I’d sign for half of Lazaro’s salary.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail,

    True to form again.

    You bring the curtain down on a positive story from Lazaro’s agent with your usual pi$$ take and negative spin.

    Seriously, when I read the article I thought let’s see how long it takes to read the first post that pours cold water on it.

    And there you were,

    Right bang in at No.1/

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  • IrishRob

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Rich tea the most boring biscuit u can buy, maybe the Marietta beats it, maybe!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Bills Son Is Back,
    He said he was only here to get his place back at Inter a few weeks ago.

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  • IrishRob

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #28

    People on here misconstrue every possible thing there is to get mixed up. He said hopefully good performances will get him back in the Inter team.

    Considering hes still a bloody inter player and he wasnt even here a week, I have zero problems with him saying that.

    Now hes here the bones of a month and settling in, it very much seems like hes happy here.

    I have no doubt he will eventually sign for us if we want him.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #29

    From Jail the Misery….

    Ok then, the 0-0 draw against bottom club Norwich and the narrow victory against league one opposition in the second attempt must have made him think twice about wanting to return to Inter to regain his place. Brewcey must make some cup of tea, i wonder if he still gets the Ringtons man round?

    Billson, spot on.

    I’m not sure I’d even classify Jail as a supporter now. I think he is more interested in negative developments at the club, than anything positive, and just like you. I knew he would be on to pour his scorn and misery all over it, pronto.

    Pathetic.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #30

    t’ll be interesting to see how certain posters deal with phrases like “Steve Bruce gave the boy a very good feeling, and the talks and negotiations with Lee Charnley were good” and ““It was the small things that made you feel that this might be the right club. It was how Steve Nickson introduced the club”

    The frustration with Charnley isn’t that he’s incompetent, but that he’s actually quite good at doing his job when he’s not restricted for whatever reason.

    Good point Rob, but please , positivity isnt allowed, you know that 🙂

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Bill’s

    You can’t do much buisness then

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Bill’s son

    Your posts seem to chime with certain posters – manna from heaven for Munster, g and Jib. You’ve found two posters who think like you; you’ve found thwee new fwends

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Bill’s

    Your last statement on how ads are placed and paid for is a bit different from your original post.

    If you didn’t post just to piss people off you wouldn’t have to contradict yourself or lie on such a regular basis.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #34

    What doesnt surprise me is the 8 halfwits who heart Jail’s negative spin on what Lazaro’s agent said about Charley ( hats off for a good window Jail) , Bruce and Nickson.

    Its not surprising that it took about 3 years to educate some of these people that it is ok to criticise a manager, even a good one with a big reputation.

    Actually , maybe I should join them, and just sling bad news around all day and keep Les Mis happy.

    Yay, I like it

    You see, Lazaro’s agent is misquoted……

    What he actually said is that ” Steve Bruce is a dinosaur who throws athletes in bins of ice water after he has made them run 20 KM before training in Tynemouth. We dont want to sign here and we think Donnay socks are rank. And Charnley is a gobshite who cant sign anyone”

    There, I feel better now, its nice to be permanently miserable at NUFC.

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Can’t see the problem with the Lazaro spin. It sounds as though Lee Marshall’s been doing what he’s paid to do.

    Lazaro’s earlier comments about wanting to return to Inter are no more than the lad keeping his options open. He wouldn’t want to burn his bridges would he.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Lesh, just because we are not permanently miserable doesnt make us all bedfellows?

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #37

    So his agent is lying Lesh ?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #38

    Lazaro has barely played and looked very average at Norwich. Gotta wait and see but I don’t like him in the right wing back role.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Hi Rob, long time no speak

    I agree with this

    “People on here misconstrue every possible thing there is to get mixed up. He said hopefully good performances will get him back in the Inter team.

    Considering hes still a bloody inter player and he wasnt even here a week, I have zero problems with him saying that.

    Now hes here the bones of a month and settling in, it very much seems like hes happy here.

    I have no doubt he will eventually sign for us if we want him”

    I think we might even get Rose, although that may be pushing it. If he settles, gets to ike the club and we get players of the class of Miggy and Maxi and possible Bentaleb, as we have been doing in recent windows, its not impossible. And some good Toon chips obviously.

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Munster Mag

    There’s a difference between reality and misery. Doesn’t it occur to you that after 13 years of Ashley, people have wished up to his ways.

    Now, I’ll open the floodgates for Ashley’s cheer leaders by asking what positives has Ashley brought to Newcastle United?

    You’ll note I said brought to the club and that’s because Rafa offered his services, he wasn’t recruited by Ashley.

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