Chelsea’s transfer ban, which means they cannot transfer any players into the club until January, 2001, has stopped their pursuit of our 17 year old wonder-kid Haris Vuckic.
Haris Vuckic – attracting top European clubs
Chelsea were banned by FIFA from registering new signings until January 2011, after being found guilty of inducing a player to break his contract with another club and that punishment was handed out following a contractual dispute with he transfer of reserve player Gael Kakuta (pictured) from Lens in 2007.
According to the Sunday Sun today, the London club have been keeping tabs on Vuckic, since we signed the lad in January of this year from NK Domžale in Slovenia.
And it is being reported one of the reasons Chelsea agreed to come to play the Newcastle U-18 side next month in a friendly was so they could check up on Haris, who strands 6’2″ tall already.
Vuckic has looked a real prospect at Newcastle, and top clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid, have lost no time in targeting the youngster.
And if this lad is good as we think, he will be pushing for a first team regular spot before the end of this season, so we had better get promoted or else here’s another gem we may lose.
Haris reminds us a bit of the way Cesc Febaregas broke into the Arsenal team and was a regular at 17, having been signed from his home town Barcelona by the Gunners in 2003, when he was just 16 years old.
We lost Seb Bassong to Spurs in the summer only because we were relegated last season, and Seb would have been more than happy to stay on Tyneside and play Premier League football. He is now looking very good at White Hart Lane.
And hopefully whatever happens with the sale of the club and the permanent manager position, we can continue our recruitment of top youngsters to the club, because in the short time it’s been going, we have landed many top class youngsters, who could yet be so important to us this season.