We like discovering new sources at Sport Witness, mostly because we add them to the long list of websites/newspapers we can keep an eye on and then deduce if what they are publishing is worth clarifying/relaying.
On Friday, we stumbled across Lions de L’Atlas, a website focusing primarily on Moroccan football, and an article involving Newcastle full-back Achraf Lazaar.
The 24-year-old, who was bought over the summer from Palermo for just under £3m, is yet to actually start a game for Newcastle in the Championship, only playing 90 minutes in the EFL Cup against Wolves.
Totalling six minutes of football in the league, the left-back is, according to Lions de L’Atlas, becoming a bit disillusioned with life in the north of England, which has caused him to think about an early exit.
The website claims that both AS Roma and Joe Hart’s Torino are both interested in the Morocco international’s services, and the player’s entourage have told them he is seriously thinking about a move back to Italy, where he spent many good years with Palermo.
This is all a stark contrast to what the player was saying back in September to the Italian press about his move to Newcastle, but then again, a lot can change in two months.
Lazaar, during his time with the Serie A club, won Serie B in 2014, and earned a call-up to the Morocco national team, earning 17 caps since.