Newcastle youngster Haris Vuckic has picked up some knee damage, although that is not expected to keep him from playing for too long.
18 year-old Haris Vuckic – has knee injury at the moment
Vuckic is hoping to be playing again quite soon, from his slight knee damage, and he told Ekipa, a Slovenian Sports web-site:
“Luckily the ligaments are alright,” “I am already running so I hope to be back in training next week.”
The 18-year-old midfielder is close to the first team on Tyneside, and it will be a decision that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will have to make soon, as to whether he will send him out on loan to get some playing time.
We’re sure a number of Championship clubs would be only too willing to take the 6’2″ Slovenian U21 International central midfielder.
But it could be that Chris thinks he’s already too close to the first team, and may get some games in the Premier League with the Magpies, as Chris also seems to think is the case with 19 year-old Nile Ranger.
But the youngster himself would welcome a short loan move for a month or two to, get some games, and we’re sure the lad would be a big help to any Championship club.
Haris has already shown his class at Newcastle, and has appeared 7 times for Newcastle and twice for the Slovenian U21 side.
Vuckic was excellent in the game at Stamford Bridge in September, in a game Newcastle won 4-3 in the Carling Cup.
This is what Haris told Ekipa:
“Nobody from the club has spoken to me about a possible loan, but of course I have heard the rumors,”
“The truth is I would have no problem going out on loan, as long as I get more minutes to play.” “Even in the Championship there is good football and I think it could only be good for me if I were to play every week.”
“But I will not complain if I end up staying at St James’ Park. I have everything I need here.” “Training here is good and I am learning from extremely good players.”
“Even if I were to leave for a loan spell, I would still want to return as I want to make my mark at this club.”
It’s a toss up whether Hughton will look to send Haris out on loan, but it will not be too long before the 18 year-old is challenging for a first team place at Newcastle, and that could be before the end of this season, and certainly he will be looking to start for Newcastle next season.
Haris is one of many top young players have recruited over the last 3 years and a lot of them, like Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll and Tamas Kadar, are coming through.
Both Andy Carroll and Tamas Kadar got their first senior caps for their countries, England and Hungary, on Wednesday evening.