Achraf Lazaar has returned to Newcastle after a fruitless attempt to secure a move to Italy.
— Shields Gazette (@shieldsgazette) August 21, 2019
Lazaar travelled to Italy on deadline day in the hopes of landing a deal back to Serie A. However, his trip has proven unsuccessful as he now returns to Newcastle but without a place in the squad.
He joined Newcastle from Serie A club Palermo in the summer of 2016. However, he has managed only 10 first-team appearances in the three years since his arrival. During the second half of last season, he was on loan at Sheffield Wednesday where Steve Bruce was the manager. He still only made 4 appearances for the Owls.
Achraf Lazaar still has one year left on his contract. He will now join Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, and Henri Saivet as first-team players who are not eligible to play in the Premier League. All five players were given a clean slate under Steve Bruce but none made it into the 25-man squad.
Newcastle now have only a week until all transfer windows are closed. With five players to find moves for, it appears that some of these players will remain at the club.
They would be eligible for cup competitions if needed. Though we would imagine that players who made the squad and are in need of match practice would be preferred in the cups.
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