Valentino Lazaro reveals why he signed for Newcastle United

Valentino Lazaro has revealed why he signed for Newcastle United ahead of RB Leipzig.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:16 am

Lazaro – who could make his full Premier League debut in Sunday’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium – joined the club on a half-season loan from Inter Milan last month after speaking to head coach Steve Bruce.

However, the 23-year-old admits that he had been “close” to signing for Leipzig, who, at the time, were leading the Bundesliga.

Asked about the decision, the winger told Sky Sports: “It was close, but, in the end, I just felt more welcomed here. Steve Bruce really convinced me that I could have a really good time here in Newcastle. I don’t regret my decision, and I’m very happy to be here.

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“The team’s great, and the training is great. The atmosphere in the stadium is great, so everything has been really good so far – apart from the weather!”

Valentino Lazaro.