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RB Salzburg chief Freund backing Lazaro for Newcastle success

RB Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund is backing Valentino Lazaro for success with Newcastle United.

The Austrian international joined Newcastle on Friday and will remain with the club on loan for the rest of the season from Italian giants Inter Milan.

"Tino will fit into the Premier League very well given his skills," he told the Athletic.

“Tino can play in several positions with his tactical cleverness.

“Valentino has always been pacy and tricky in his play. We spotted him at as a 12-year-old playing for Grazer AK and signed him to the Salzburg academy at 14. He skipped several years and was promoted to the first team very quickly."

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