Late last week, Valentino Lazaro had a chat with the Italian media about his decision to move away from Newcastle United.

The Magpies, who had him on loan from Inter, made it clear to the player they wouldn’t be playing him as regularly as some of his full-time teammates, so the decision to return to Italy and try his luck elsewhere was taken,

Following a decent spell in the Bundesliga with Hertha BSC, the attacking wing-back decided to return to Germany, where Borussia Mönchengladbach decided to gamble on him.

He’s yet to play for them, but that’s because of injury, and there’s hope, once he’s fit, he can become a valuable member of Gladbach’s success.

However, he could have moved to Germany back in January, only for Newcastle to come out victorious, and, speaking to Kicker, relayed by Fussball Transfers, Lazaro explained why that ended up being the case.

He said: “The outlook for the Euros played an important role, hence the decision to let Inter loan me so that I could play regularly. In this context, contacts were made with clubs in Germany. In the end, my gut feeling told me to try the Premier League”.

It ended up being a decent spell at St James’ Park for Lazaro, as Steve Bruce ended up using him 15 times in all competitions, with the Austrian repaying the faith with two goals.