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Some Newcastle fans react to Achraf Lazaar's departure from the club

Sam Preston February 4, 2021
Some Newcastle fans react to Achraf Lazaar's departure from the club
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Newcastle United have confirmed Achraf Lazaar’s departure from the club after the mutual termination of his contract.

He only made nine first team appearances for the club following his arrival in 2016.

Lazaar had three loan spells during his time as a Newcastle player, at Benevento, Sheffield Wednesday and Cosenza.

The decision means that Lazaar is free to find a new club despite the fact the transfer window is now closed.

Lazaar is 29 years old and has 11 caps for Morocco, but failed to establish himself at all at Newcastle.

That’s despite the fact the club lacked a quality specialist option in his left back position for a fair chunk of his time on Tynside.

That fact offers a fairly accurate indication of his ability and it’s fair to say there won’t be too many tears shed about his departure.

Here’s how the news went down on Twitter in a week where the Magpies have lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace.
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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.