Newcastle United have completed the signing of winger Valentino Lazaro from Serie A giants Inter Milan on a loan deal until the end of the season.
A statement on Newcastle official website noted: “Newcastle United are pleased to confirm the signing of Austria international Valentino Lazaro on loan for the remainder of the current season.
“The 23-year-old, who primarily plays on the right-hand side of midfield, arrives from Serie A side Inter Milan, who he joined last summer from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.”
On his part, Lazaro said: "I'm very happy to be here and can't wait to meet all my teammates, get out on the training pitch and hopefully get a lot of victories in the future.
"I've only heard great things about the club. I've had good talks with the coach so I feel very happy to be here now. Those conversations convinced me that this is the right place for me to come."
Head coach Steve Bruce added: "Valentino is a quality player who'll add to us in attacking areas of the field, where we need to improve. He can play in a few positions but he is a natural winger with an excellent delivery.
"We have worked hard to get him ahead of other clubs, so I'm delighted with what we've done. Along with Nabil Bentaleb, he'll give us strong options."
Lazaro-who made his international debut against Iceland in 2014 and now has 28 caps and three goals for his country-started his career with Red Bull Salzburg.
The player who will don the number 23 jersey for the Magpies becomes the second signing for Newcastle this January after the capture of Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke.
Willkommen, Valentino! 👋#NUFC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 24, 2020
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