Haris Vuckic Already Attracting Top European Clubs

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.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • frogeordie

    Sep 6, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Re adverts – please do something about the advert Achats en Ligne. It takes ages to download – and always has errors on the page. I’ve often had to cancel blog and start again. Thanks

  • gibbotwg

    Sep 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #2

    we could have three top strikers in the future with carrol, ranger, and vuckic. 🙂

  • cannybevvy

    Sep 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone know how much is left on his contract???

  • dave 1961

    Sep 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    if he fulfills his potential Vuckic will command a transfer fee as ridiculous as Rolando & ranger not far behind that remember you read it on this blog first.

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Europe can kiss my Ass….some good young blood at the club..fingers crossed they make the grade at senior level.

  • waddler

    Sep 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Moat has stated he wants to see the academy and youth teams increasingly developed, however the crunch will come when Ranger or Vuckic are being eyed by top clubs like Real or Man U.
    Ashley has followed a totally logical path as far as youth development is concerned and long may it continue, why pay £20 million for a player when you can develop them and l fully expect Ranger to easily be in that bracket in the next 3 years .
    If we are to be a major force in English football again we must retain and continue to develop these kids, if we sell them we will also know Ashley is jusy asset striping the club and will look to make huge returns on minimal initial investment in these kids.
    Moat is at the moment being linked with a takeover were Asley has a 20% investment in the club, this could be a saving grace as he would not have a controlling say in policy decisions, certainly over the longterm.
    It also might be an idea to give as seems likely if Moat moves in Shearer a rolling contract and at least reward Houghton for the remarkable start we have had, possibly assistant manager or seriously consider offering him the role until the tranfser market opens in January.

  • baro

    Sep 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    I knew Haris Vuckic had something in him, you guys just never believe me.

  • baro

    Sep 6, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #8

    I hope Chris Hugton and the club stays however it is right now because if somebody else comes iin as manager they won’t care about the youngsters like Haris Vuckic.

  • batty

    Sep 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #9

    baro well didnt shearer give ranger his 1st appearance last season joke and hughton didnt

  • Alex

    Sep 6, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Was it not Shearer that got the club to reward Ranger with a 3.5 year contract . Shearer brought the lad straight into the first team squad and put him on the bench .

  • batty

    Sep 6, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Alex yes it was m8

  • Wigaz

    Sep 6, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Well pointed out Alex mate. Shearer would help push these kids on to become great players. I still cant belive that some of you guys question Shearer becoming manager? In all fairness yes Chris has done well in all the doom & gloom but it’s the players that are finally pulling their fingers out of their arses & doing it. I hpnestly think last season they didn’t think they would go down and before they knew it we were. That is why we’ve seen a more commited team that is top of the league, I firmly belive Shearer would have done just as good of a job as CH & I belive he will become a top manager, I just hope he does it as newcastle manager.

  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 6, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13


    you posted an article from march stating how real madrid were keeping tabs on harris. all of us already knew this, and we’ve all known how speacial this kid is from the beginning. you have no superior knowledge over anyone on the blog….

    yes, i think not only keeping hold of these youngsters is imperative, but making sure they WANT to stay is just as important. Ranger seems thrilled to be here and long may it last. the one thing im worried about is even when we werent signing players in the pervious transfer windows, we were still signing TOP youngsters. that didn’t happen this summer…

  • toons4eva

    Sep 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    yea………he z a real talent and we should keep him…..nyun knw hw long his contract with us??

  • premier

    Sep 7, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Top European clubs eh–Didnt Toon think they were one of them?

  • andy-toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #16

    im not being funny but what i have seen of this lad he is nothing to shout about, not a patch on ranger and carroll


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