According to quotes from FcInterNews.it, Valentino Lazaro’s preferred destination at the end of his loan spell would be a swift return to his parent club Inter Milan – prompting some Magpies supporters to lament the player’s stance at St. James’ Park.
Max Hagmayr, the player’s agent, stated to the Italian outlet that Lazaro hopes to return to the San Siro once his loan spell on Tyneside expires. The Austrian winger, compared to fellow countryman and defender David Alaba in the past (Bundesliga), has found himself out of favour at Inter since signing from Hertha Berlin in the summer – with the Magpies swooping in and signing the 23-year-old as much needed cover for their currently bereft left-flank.
Compared to fellow senior winger Christian Atsu, Lazaro is only behind the Ghanaian in terms of pass accuracy (76.3%), judging by his stats last campaign, but thrives by comparison when it comes to key passes (1.8) and dribbles per game (1.1), as per WhoScored.com.
Despite his solid statistics, supporters have since come out to lambaste the player’s stance on a permanent move – with one supporter even comparing his attitude to former Magpies midfielder Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman reportedly had an on-and-off relationship with Newcastle fans due to his desire for a move away from St. James’ Park. Here’s what supporters had to say surrounding Lazaro below.
This is the type of deals Rafa shielded us from… another sissoko type player, daft like cos inter have made it clear they don’t want him, hasn’t even kicked a ball for us and he’s crying to be away 😂🤦♂️ good way to get the fans on side… mbappe is better anyway! 😂
— Anth Sloan (@AnthonySloan2) January 27, 2020
Send him back ASAP can’t be done with bad apples in this team we’ve had them in the past in Kennedy Ben arfa and loic remy ungreatful the lot of them using us as stepping stones
— RJT97 (@RJT971) January 27, 2020
So what’s the point of him being here then?!! We’re only going to enhance his inter career!!… pointless…
— Steve Charnock (@CharnockSteve) January 27, 2020
Actually don’t want to see him in the shirt if all he is doing is using us to get back in the Inter Milan side! That’s a shocking statement from the Agent!
— Moon doon the Toon (@GregMooney20) January 27, 2020
If he does not want to stay with us then him and his agent can remain in Italy! It’s obvious Inter don’t want him
— Paul Wilson (@senior2831) January 27, 2020
— Alistair Black (@BlackAliblack1) January 27, 2020
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