Newcastle United have completed the January signing of Valentino Lazaro from Inter Milan, as confirmed on the club’s official website.
The right midfielder is the club’s second loan signing of the transfer window, following Nabil Bentaleb who signed earlier this week.
Lazaro has played 11 games in Antonio Conte’s team this season, registering two assists in the process.
The 23-year-old only signed for the San Sir0-based giants in the summer, costing £19 million from Hertha Berlin (Inter Worldwide).
Newcastle have had some shocking luck with injuries this season and reinforcements have been badly needed.
The latest casualties were Jetro Willems (knee) and Paul Dummett (hamstring) who have both been ruled out for the season.
Lazaro is a potentially exciting addition. Prior to signing for Hertha Berlin, he was at Red Bull Salzburg who have recently made millions from departures to top European clubs.
Newcastle supporters seem excited by this signing and their fans have taken to Twitter.
Many believe he has the required quality to improve Steve Bruce’s team and are looking forward to seeing him in action.
Lazano has 28 caps for Austria and the manager will hope he can make a big impact on the first-team.
Here is a selection of tweets from Newcastle supporters as Lazaro signs on loan:
Glad Nile ranger is getting another chance 🥴 seriously hope Lazaro hits the ground running starting tomorrow 👌
— PAUL (@nufcneverdies) January 24, 2020
Austrian Philipp Lahm
— The Architect (@C19official) January 24, 2020
@hollynufc class signing tbh
— bastiaan (bagged) (@TadicOnFireW) January 24, 2020
Yessssss now announce Bowen
— Sam 🇩🇿 (@1892SamV2) January 24, 2020
Now we need a bloody goal scorer!
— David Tasker (@DavidTazGolf9) January 24, 2020
Welcome to Newcastle United #NUFC
— Liam ⚫️⚪️ (@LiamNUFC1998) January 24, 2020
More pace then
— CMJ Flaners (@HeelFlaners) January 24, 2020
@1ofEurons_mutes he's meant to be brilliant btw. was class for berlin
— Steamy Ste (@efcwakes) January 24, 2020
He looks sick! 😍👌👍
— DiscoDan (@DiscoDan18) January 24, 2020