Newcastle fans have been a little worried about 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, our highly rated 17 year-old Slovenian, after we heard that both Manchester United and AC Milan are now interested in the youngster.
Haris Vuckic – highly rated 17 year-old
But Vuckic has dismissed the talk of Manchester United this week,and played well for the Reserves against Huddersfield on Tuesday night, where he got two goals in the 5-1 win.
Haris talked to the local Evening Chronicle today:
“I played against Peterborough in the Carling Cup earlier this season and it was a good experience – so was playing a couple of Championship games.”
“Chris just said to play football.” “It is a big thrill to be at such a big club. Everybody is nice to me and I just want to work hard at this club and do well.”
“It would be a dream to be a first-team player with Newcastle United.” “Next season everybody starts afresh in the first team.”
“I will work hard in pre-season, and if you want to get into the team, you work as hard as you can.” “I must be prepared for that in pre-season.”
“That’s my dream.”
Well it’s very nice to hear the boy say he’s thrilled to be at a big club like Newcastle – that’s very encouraging.
Vuckic made it back from his knee and ankle injuries he suffered last October, to star for the U-18 side in their two game semi-final tie against Aston Villa, that the lads ended up losing 2-1 on aggregate.
Haris talked about the semi-final tie:
“We were disappointed to go out – we really thought we were the best of two teams over the two legs.”
“We created the most chances in two games, but we realise that if you don’t take enough of those chances, you won’t win.”
“Aston Villa had one chance in the second leg and scored, which summed it up. We played well in the tie overall.”
“When I came back from injury I just wanted to play football again.” “I want to make chances and score some goals. It’s good to be able to do that.”
“I just want to be able to play, and maybe there is a chance I can get into the first team. If that does happen I have to make sure I will be prepared to the maximum for that.”
We have to say we like following some of the great young talent now at the club, and we’d rather have top players come through the ranks, then to sign them for say £10M, when they often have no ties whatsoever to Newcastle – other than their ridiculously high wages.
At least when the lads come through the youth ranks they appreciate the Newcastle club and are attached to it – and they know all about the history and the fantastic Geordie fan base.
We have to hope that Haris fulfils his enormous promise, and we have to think that this boy will be showing in the first team regularly before the end of next season – he’s that good by all accounts.
Howay The Lads!!