- Date signed:
- 31st January 2019
A pacey left-back who can occupy a more advanced position, Moroccan international Achraf joined United from Italian side Palermo in summer 2016
Born in Casablanca, Achraf moved from Morocco to Italy with his parents aged 11 in 2003 and began his career at Varese - close to the country’s northern border with Switzerland.
After breaking into the first team in 2012 and establishing himself as one-to-watch in Italian football, he was loaned by Serie B table-toppers Palermo in 2014 and the Sicilian side quickly made the move permanent as they marched towards promotion back to Serie A.
After 76 appearances for the Rosanero, Achraf made the switch to St. James' Park and made his debut in a 2-0 EFL Cup win over Wolves at St. James’ Park.
On transfer deadline day in August 2017, Achraf returned to Italy on a season-long with then-Serie A side Benevento Calcio.
- Full Name:
- Achraf Lazaar
- Squad Number:
- Date of birth:
- 22nd January 1992