Valentino Lazaro is facing an uncertain future at Newcastle United according to a report in today’s print edition of Corriere dello Sport.

The Austrian national team player joined the Premier League outfit back in the January transfer window in a loan deal until the end of the season from Inter and as part of the deal Newcastle United obtained an option to buy which is reportedly set at around €20 million.

The report from the Rome based newspaper explains that Lazaro’s future at St James’ Park will largely be decided by whether or not Steve Bruce remains in charge.

With Newcastle United set to be taken over by a Saudi Arabian led consortium, many reports have suggested that they could bring in a big name manager.

Whilst out on loan at Newcastle United, Lazaro has made a total of five appearances across all competitions, in which he has scored a single goal.