Date: 4th February 2021 at 6:30pm
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Fans of have been reacting to a post on Twitter, in which the confirmed that left-back Achraf Lazaar has left the club.

Joining Newcastle from Palermo in what was a £2.57 million deal back in 2016, Lazaar went on to make just 10 appearances for the Magpies, spending most of his time away from the club on a number of loan deals.

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However, four and a half years after joining Newcastle, the club announced on Thursday that the £315k-rated 29-year-old would be leaving after ‘mutually agreeing to end his contract’.

In reaction to the club’s tweet, fans of Newcastle flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing to be overjoyed at Lazaar’s departure.

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So, what exactly did these Newcastle United fans have to say in reaction to their club’s post regarding Achraf Lazaar?

“He was still here?!”

@DavidJG00615083

“Garnnnnn”

@NUFC_LEW

About time like good luck for the future @LazaarAchraf”

@melmarsh97

“About time”

@NUFCIrving1010

“Finally”

@KEZZAMAGS

“It’s finally happened”

@BaileyAllison22

“COME ONNNNNNN UNREAL NEWS”

@connxrnufc

All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Newcastle fans are delighted to hear that Lazaar has left their club, with many suggesting that the Newcastle’s decision to release the 29-year-old was long overdue, while others simply shared their happiness at seeing the back of the defender.

Given his the drawn-out nature of his lack of effect at the club, it is clear to see why fans are so happy despite Lazaar being an extremely peripheral figure on Tyneside over the last few years.