Thanks to one of our readers in Slovenia, Uroš, for sending us information from the NK Domzale web-site on our new signing, top Slovenian 16 year-old youngster Haris Vuckic.
This includes quotes from the youngster himself and words from the President of the NK Donzle club about the deal, which they seem very happy with.
Harris Vuckic – 16 year old top Slovenian footballer
Haris Vuckic had the following to say about his move to the Newcastle United club:
“I feel great. I’m delighted to come in such big and well organized club.”
“The players have really welcomed me and also the Newcastle United Board.”
All I can say is I’m looking forward to the beginning of the adventure which is ahead of me.”
Harris is the youngest player ever, at 16 years old, to play in the Slovenian First Division (SFD), but because 16 year olds are not allowed to play in the SFD, NK Domzale were penalized some league points because of this. 😀
The President of NK Domzale talked about the deal and Newcastle United:
“The English watched Haris for a while.”
“They tested him, and Newcastle United watched him in Domzale matches and also in matches for the national team. “
“They showed they wanted him more then any other club, and that’s the reason he came here.”
“He passed the test at Milan, but we all felt that Newcastle United was the right choice for him.”
“People asked us why we sold him, but we want to give our players who get big opportunities a chance.”
“To get to better places where they can progress. Even more, we want to help them and stand by their side.”
Financially Newcastle United asked the Slovenian club not to talk to the press about finances. Haris is now getting a scholarship, and at 17 years old he’ll sign a 3 year professional deal.
When he gets to the first team squad his wage will rise and over this time-frame NK Domzale will get payed in several payments .
Dennis Wise was in charge of this transfer and Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear also had a meeting with the Domzale board, and the player himself, and after that, the youngster practiced with the Newcastle United players.
Well we may not be doing well with the senior squad or signing the experienced players we need right now, but the club – to give them a little credit – seem to be doing a very good job of signing these top class youngsters.
Now if only we can survive until all our great youngsters mature and come through the ranks. 😀