Newcastle United’s Achraf Lazaar has become a forgotten man at St James’ Park, but is there a chance he can make an unlikely comeback into the first team?
The 26-year-old arrived at the North East club back in 2016 and since then has been a fringe player for them.
He is a versatile ace that can play left-back or as a left-winger, but has struggled to make an impact under manager Rafael Benitez and was loaned out to Italian club Benevento last season.
But the left-sided flyer has been in action recently for Newcastle’s Under-23s side and has made a decent impact for them.
The Morocco international has chipped in with three assists in his last two games and appears to be rediscovering his best form.
Lazaar has made just 10 first-team appearances for Newcastle during his two-year spell and it would be no surprise to see him depart without featuring again.
But the left-back position in Newcastle’s squad is lacking depth behind first-choice option Paul Dummett, as right-back Javier Manquillo has had to cover on the opposite flank at times.
Lazaar is an option for Benitez to consider if he continues impressing at youth level, but fans shouldn’t expect to see him anytime soon.