As ever with Newcastle United, the January transfer window looks far from easy. Indeed, just days after Andrew Musgrove of the Chronicle posted an image of Valentino Lazaro’s agent at St. James’ Park, notable Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio has thrown a spanner into the works.
As per an image posted on the Italian’s Twitter account (relayed by the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, who posted another tweet to his followers in response), the player’s representatives were locked in discussions with RB Leipzig, who German outlet Bild previously reported were keen.
Lazaro has previous in Germany having turned out for Hertha Berlin between 2017 and 2019, while also spent time with Red Bull Salzburg after progressing through the ranks in his home country of Austria. Considering the fact that Salzburg have provided Leipzig with talents such as Naby Keita, Dayot Upamecano and Amadou Haidara over the years, it’s seeming a fairly natural path, even if the 23-year-old went to Inter Milan first.
Given Leipzig’s status as the Bundesliga league leaders and a team playing Champions League football, the image has worried fans that the reported target would opt to move there instead. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction.
Hes not gonna come is he, even though @NUFC57041822 explicitly said his medical will be today
— NG (@NG1892_) January 21, 2020
Can’t wait for the meltdown when he chooses the Bundesliga leaders over us , will somehow be Bruce’s fault
— samzala93 (@samzala93) January 21, 2020
Not happening for me not convinced on toon
— GlennO (@glenn2502) January 21, 2020
Sounds akin to the 2016 Tom Ince European tour.
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) January 21, 2020
You can't blame nufc or the player if he goes to RB, challenging for a title and potential champions league football again next season, plus playing for one of the best young coaches in the world. Only positive for nufc is more chance of first team football is more realistic
— Stevo (@stevenufcsmith) January 21, 2020
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