News is just coming through that 18 year-old Slovenian Haris Vuckic has signed a new five and a half year deal at the Newcastle club, which keeps him on Tyneside until the summer of 2016.
Haris Vuckic – potential great player of the future for Newcastle
There had been news in Slovenia yesterday that Haris was willing to commit himself to the Tyneside club, and those rumors have proved to be correct.
The 18 year old had been tracked by both Arsenal and Manchester United in the last few months, but manager Alan Pardew will be happy to have tied down the youngster, to an improved long term deal.
Vuckic said after signing his new contract today:
“I’ve been here a few years now and am very settled, so it is good to get the deal sorted.”
“I’d like to say to our supporters that as a player you will always see 100% commitment from me on the pitch.”
“Furthermore I am relishing the opportunity of playing in front of you in the future as my career develops here.”
“I have seen first hand this season what fantastic and passionate fans you are and that really excites me.”
“I know I can progress at Newcastle, and will only learn from spending every day around the sort of quality, experienced players we have here.
“Playing against the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal this season has been an incredible experience for me with the win at Stamford Bridge a real highlight.”
Manager Alan Pardew seemed delighted he had nailed down one of the brightest prospects we’ve had on Tyneside for a while, and he said:
“Haris is a player with real potential who we believe could have an exciting future here at Newcastle.”
“It is great news for all parties that he has agreed a new contract.”
Haris is a potential big star of the future and the 6’2″ midfielder has looked good when he’s been given a chance at Newcastle, but he hasn’t been given too many of those so far at Newcastle.
With Alan Pardew wanting the youngsters to play regularly, and very willing to send them out on loan, we could well see Haris moving to a Championship club in January, for the rest of the season.
If the youngsters don’t get regular games, then how can they improve their game and learn their trade?
We’d really like to see more of our youngsters out there playing every week for lower division clubs, before finally returning to Tyneside, more like the finished article.
Haris is one of those players you just know could turn out to be a great player, and even now he’s exciting to watch, even though he’s still learning his trade.
We are delighted Haris will be at the club until he’s the ripe old age of 23.
Note – his birthday is in August and he was born in 1992, so when his contract runs out on June 30th, 2016 – he’ll still be just 23.
Wonder how many first team appearances he will have made for Newcatsle, and International caps for Slovenia, by that time?
For the record he has 7 first team appearances so far for Newcastle.