Haris Vuckic will turn 18 years old on August 21st, and the Slovenian U21 International will hope to have a breakthrough season in the Premier League at the Newcastle club.
Haris Vuckic – break-through season next season?
Haris has only 9 first class appearances so far in his career, 4 at his previous club NK Domžale in Slovenia, and 4 appearances so far at Newcastle United.
In fact the 6’2″ player is tipped by some experts to be a future top central attacking midfield player come deep lying striker – similar to the position the great Ashington-born Bobby Charlton played, and Haris has already attracted interest from a couple of huge clubs in Manchester United and AC Milan.
It will be a delicate job for Newcastle manager Chris Hughton to give the youngster some opportunities in the PL next season to bring him along.
It seems that Vuckic was just short of being named in the Slovenian World Cup squad, but it could well be that his long term injures last season to his knee and ankle, probably were a factor in ruling him out.
Vickic did make a 10 minute late appearance at Queens Park Rangers for the Magpies in the last game of the season, and showed that he definitely has talent, and as soon as he came on at QPR, he was a little unlucky not to score his first goal for Newcastle.
Reports are that Chelsea and Real Madrid are also becoming interested in the player, but why should all the best youngsters go to a few big clubs?
Chris Hughton talked about the youngster to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Haris is a very promising young player and was involved in our last game of the season at QPR.” “He will be striving to push forward next season.”
“However, he is still a young man and comes in on the back of a season of injury last year.” “We will assess him when he comes back.”
As usual Chris is giving nothing away, but we really do hope that Haris is one of our younger players who comes through big time next season – we certainly need at least a couple to start shining next term.
Others that we look to to improve next season include 21 year-old England U21 International Andy Carroll, 20 year-old Hungarian U21 International Tamas Kadar, and 19 year-old England U19 striker Nile Ranger.