Report: Italian giants optimistic they'll sell £21.5m player to Newcastle soon

Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United FC (23) during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James Park on February 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

Newcastle United took Valentino Lazaro on loan in January.

Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United scores his sides third goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on March 03, 2020 in...

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Inter Milan have optimism that Newcastle United will activate their purchase clause on loanee Valentino Lazaro.

It's claimed that there is plenty of time, but Inter are optimistic that Newcastle will end up activating their clause to buy the Austrian.

 

They paid €1.5million (£900,000) to take Lazaro on loan in January, and then have a €23.5million (£21.5million) purchase clause available.

That would see Inter make an €8million (£7.3million) profit on Lazaro, having only signed him from Hertha Berlin last summer.

Lazaro, 24, has played four Premier League for Newcastle since arriving in January, but did pick up a red card at Crystal Palace in February.

Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United FC (23) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Lazaro picked up his first goal for Newcastle in an FA Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion, but was back on the bench against Southampton.

With the Premier League season suspended, Lazaro won't have the chance to impress for a little while, and a permanent deal won't be decided on for some time as a result – even if Inter believe it will happen.

Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United FC (23) during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James Park on February 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

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