Newcastle United are willing to let Achraf Lazaar leave the club on a free transfer, according to a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.
Lazaar has endured a torrid spell at St James’ Park. The 28-year-old has not played for the Magpies first-team since August 2017. And remarkably, he still awaiting the chance to make his first league start for Newcastle.
He has been out on loan on a few occasions since arriving on Tyneside. So it is no surprise to see him being linked with an exit once again this month.
And it appears that Newcastle are prepared to make it easier for the Morocco international to leave. According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Magpies will let him go on a free transfer.
It is claimed that the club’s good relationship with his new agent is one of the reasons why Newcastle will let him go for nothing.
Of course, it makes little sense for Steve Bruce’s men to hold out for a fee. As noted by the club’s official website, his five-year contract expires this summer.
He is already able to discuss a pre-contract deal for the end of the season.
But given that he earns £35,000-a-week (via Chronicle), it would potentially provide a boost to Newcastle and Lazaar’s career if they could offload him now.