The report claims that there have been some disagreements over the player’s “purchase clause”, but Genoa are working hard to bring the 26-year-old defender to Italy.
He managed just four games for the Magpies, and spent last season on loan at Benevento. The move turned into a nightmare for him as he found game time hard to come by and was eventually exiled from the squad.
Lazaar has not featured in pre-season games and it became very clear that Newcastle will look to push him out of the exit door.
The left-back is most likely to replace Diego Laxalt who is heading to Milan.
Newcastle are a bit short of cover in both full-back positions but Benitez probably has made the right decision. He doesn’t feature in the manager’s plan, and it is the best solution for all the three parties involved.