We remember when Haris Vuckic signed for Newcastle in January, his club Domžale held a special news conference to announce his move to Newcastle, they thought so much of the player, who was just 16 at the time.
Haris Vuckic – after scoring at Motherwell
But Haris has suffered one injury after another on Tyneside, and he suffered a serious injury last October playing for the U21 side, when he picked up a ACL knee injury, but the 20 year-old has fought his way back, and he looked a great young player at Motherwell.
He had never played with Yoan Gouffran before until Tuesday night, but they both combined for a goal each in the first 15 minutes of the game in Scotland.
We don’t think anybody doubts the skills of the young Slovenian International, the question is can he keep fit and have a long run in the Newcastle first team?
Certainly Alan Pardew was told all about this lad’s potential when he first arrived on Tyneside, and the first thing Alan did was to give the lad a new extended contract at Newcastle.
This is what the Newcastle manager had to say about Vuckic:
“The club has spoken about his potential before I got here but Haris has been so unlucky,’ ‘In the 45 minutes he played on Tuesday night, he couldn’t have shown more quality than he did.”
‘He has got to produce the energy and power the Premier League demands. If he can do that, we are going to have a player on our hands.”
“In the three years I have been at Newcastle.” “I’ve never really had the chance to play him. When he has been fit, I think he’s just been beneath the best team. He’s had a good start.”
Vuckic has played only 15 times with one goal for the Magpies so far, but we are hoping can be just one of the youngsters who can have a break-through season, and the lad seems to be a natural number 10 player, although he can play in multiple different positions, including in central midfield.
He so far has one cap for his country Slovenia, and if he can keep fit, Haris will be hoping to play a lot more for Slovenia over the coming year, and a lot more for Newcastle too.
What do you think?
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