Newcastle United have an option to turn Valentin Lazaro’s loan move into a permanent one, but that may be unlikely to happen.
That’s according to Fussballtransfers, who have the lowdown on the player’s move, which was confirmed by the Magpies this afternoon.
The full-back has joined on a six-month loan deal from Inter Milan, having fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte this season.
He was looking for regular game time ahead of Euro 2020 this summer, though, and so has moved to Newcastle to get the minutes he needs between now and the tournament.
It has been widely reported that the move contains a €23.5m option for Newcastle to turn the move into a permanent one and according to Fussball Transfers that is the case.
However, the Premier League side do not have ‘real access’ to Lazaro, and the purchase option is only between the two clubs.
While they have an agreement, there is no corresponding contract section between Lazaro and Newcastle, meaning he hasn’t agreed to make a permanent move either.
So should the Magpies activate the clause, they would still need to negotiate a deal with Lazaro, and that may be difficult to do as he ‘still dreams’ of ‘asserting himself’ at Inter Milan.