'Bring him home' - Sheffield Wednesday fans demand reunion with full-back after he becomes a free agent
A former Sheffield Wednesday loanee has become available on a free transfer – and Owls fans are demanding a reunion.
Achraf Lazaar, who spent time on loan at Hillsborough in 2019, has terminated his contract at Newcastle United by mutual consent.
It signals an end to torrid four-and-a-half years at St James' Park, where he made just nine first-team appearances.
The Moroccan can only sign with another club before the summer IF his contract was cancelled inside the January transfer window, which closed on Monday night.
It is currently unknown when his exit from the Magpies was negotiated, but nevertheless, it caught the attention of Wednesday fans on social media – calling for his return.
The 29-year-old made a solid impression during his short time at Hillsborough, despite being restricted to just four outings due to injury.
@Dannysmith1867: Wednesday need to get on this.
@Oliver19923: @swfc #swfc Pleeeeeaase
@LowleyW: I definitely wouldn’t say no.. #SWFC
@SamRaw_: Go on you know you want to @swfc
@Caulkett92: End of the season surly would suit all parties? #swfc
@swfcdan1867: I’d take him back #swfc
@VitalWednesday: Would he fit the #swfc bill? Left back.
@Lukepeo1886: @swfc bring him back.
@opinionofanowl: Very, very unlikely but...Wednesday could do with a left back and Lazaar is now available.
@Gurny21_: I’m on my knees.
@ecp1867: @SWFC WE DONT HAVE A LEFT BACK DO IT NOW.
@garry_gazswfc: Bring him home.
@WillPorter93: #SWFC need a left back and this guy is a free agent. Was awesome on his loan spell and his only set back was through injury.