Date: 21st January 2020 at 12:35pm
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As ever with Newcastle United, the January looks far from easy. Indeed, just days after Andrew Musgrove of the Chronicle posted an image of Valentino Lazaro’s agent at 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 , 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 first.

Given Leipzig’s status as the 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.

https://twitter.com/Bengn87/status/1219538579845713920

Could you blame Lazaro for choosing RB Leipzig, given their current status? Join the discussion by commenting below…