When Haris Vuckic joined Newcastle in January, 2009 as a 16 year-old, there were big things expected of the Slovenian youngster, but Haris hasn’t quite lived up to those expectations, and injuries have played a big part in curtailing his progress on Tyneside.
Haris Vuckic after scoring at Motherwell last month
But the Newcastle coaching staff still think the Slovenian International can have a big future at Newcastle, but he needs to play first team football to progress further.
And along with youngsters like Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Conor Newton and others, Haris will be farmed out to a lower league club in August, to get some playing time over the next six months.
This is what Alan Pardew said about the player who turns 21 a week tomorrow:
“Really and truly the jump between playing in the Premier League without playing games is too big.” “But he’s a young player, and he’s got time. That’s where he is.”
Haris had discussions over the weekend with another club about the possibility of joining them on loan, and that club could have been Bradford City, where Australian Curtis Good spent a good loan spell at last season.
But Pardew has decided the way to bring these players – who are now around 21 – through at Newcastle is to send them out on loan, where they will get a chance to prove themselves.
But time will soon be running out on a number of them – if they are to continue their careers at Newcastle – and by next summer we could see a number of them leave Newcastle for pastures anew.
What do you think?