Seen as an exciting signing when it happened in the summer, Valentino Lazaro has been anything but at Inter since the start of the season.
The Austrian winger, who can also play as a wing-back, has only made six Serie A appearances under Antonio Conte, and appears to be struggling to convince the Italian he deserves more time on the pitch.
This is disappointing for Inter, considering they paid £20m or so for his services from Hertha BSC, which is why they are reflecting on two approaches from clubs in Europe, according to FC Inter News: one from West Ham and the other from Werder Bremen.
Both the Hammers and the Bundesliga side are said to have ‘asked for information’ about the Austria international regarding a potential loan for the rest of the season.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 15, 2020
While reports in November suggested Inter shut down a first approach from West Ham for Lazaro, they haven’t done so this time around because of how things have gone.
It’s stated the Serie A club are now ‘reflecting’ on whether to hold onto the player or whether it’s best to send him away to play more regularly.
On top of all this, the arrival of Leonardo Spinazzola, who can play both on the left or the right of the defence, won’t have helped Lazaro’s situation.
Something to certainly keep in mind as we enter the final couple of weeks of the January transfer window, as David Moyes looks to continue his good start in charge at London Stadium.