Haris Vuckic is one youngster who will be staying at the Tyneside club next season, and fighting for a first team place in the Premiership.
Haris Vuckic – will get first team chance at Newcastle
Even though Haris is only 17 years-old – he turns 18 on August 21st – he is good enough to go after a starting position on Tyneside next season.
Some of our other top youngsters like Fraser Forster, Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua, Brad Inman and Ryan Donaldson, will probably go out on loan, some for the full season, to further their football development.
But not Haris, who is interesting some major clubs like Manchester United and AC Milan, but he stands a much better chance on Tyneside to play first team football than anywhere else.
Chris Hughton has handled his players excellently since he took over the reigns at the Newcastle club last July, and he has said he is willing to give Haris every chance on Tyneside next season.
The Slovenian U21 International has scored 13 goals in 25 appearances at the various youth levels for his country, and only narrowly missed out on the Slovenian World Cup squad announced a week or so ago.
But Chris Hughton knows all about this lad’s great potential:
“He’s one of a number of good young players we have here at the club who have continued their development over the last 12 months,” “He’s rated very highly here and he’s a big part of the future of this club,”
“There’ll always be speculation when it comes to good players and you get used to that, but we’ll be seeing more of him next season and he’ll be a Newcastle player for a long time.”
Vuckic’ older brother Alen still plays for his former club NK Domžale back in Slovenia, and the promising 6’2″ youngster made his senior debut for Newcastle at the start of the Championship title-winning season last October.
Haris made just 4 appearances after being out injured with ankle and knee injuries for four months last season.
And it seems that Chris Hughton is quickly embracing his job of bringing on the tremendous young talent currently at the Newcastle club, as he plots their futures and works out just how to give them first team opportunities either on Tyneside or out on loan.
Howay The Lads!!