Achraf Lazaar has said that he is hopeful that a move to Genoa can be revisited in the January transfer window.
The Moroccan travelled out to Italy to finalise a loan move on Friday, but the transfer collapsed after we failed to agree terms with the Serie A side.
Lazaar has worked with Genoa’s head coach Davide Ballardini before at Palermo, and the left-back is keen on linking up with the manager again. He told the Gazzetta Dello Sport (quotes via Calciomercato.com):
“Obviously, Italy and Serie A always remain in my heart. Try again with Genoa in January? Why not? I know Ballardini well, he trained me at Palermo.”
The 26-year-old is unlikely to get much game time between now and January. Rafa Benitez says he may revisit the fullback’s situation but was keen to emphasise that the defender may still leave before the end of the month, with transfer windows in other countries still open.
Clubs in Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands all can sign players up until August 31st, but due to Lazaar playing most of his career in Italy, the likelihood of a team in another country taking an interest isn’t guaranteed.