Valentino Lazaro seems keen to turn his loan move from Inter to Borussia Monchengladbach into a permanent deal.
The Austrian international returned to the Bundesliga on a season-long loan last summer after six months in the Premier League with Newcastle.
Gladbach have an option to purchase Lazaro at the end of this season and it would appear the 24-year-old is in favour of a longer stay.
“I feel extremely comfortable here at Monchengladbach, it’s a real family environment,” Lazaro told the German club’s official club magazine.
“I’ll have to wait and see if my loan deal will become something more, though.”
Lazaro joined Inter in a €20 million deal from Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2019, but an injury in pre-season set him back and he was loaned to Newcastle for the second half of last season.
During his loan stint with Borussia Monchengladbach, he has made 12 appearances in all competitions under Marco Rose, scoring once and providing a single assist.
Lazaro’s goal was a remarkable scorpion kick effort during a 4-3 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in November, which subsequently went viral and earned him rave reviews on social media.
“That was a moment of pure instinct,” he admitted when quizzed on the goal.
“If I’d thought about doing a scorpion kick and then tried it, it would never have worked.”