Newcastle To Take A Close Look At This Player In Summer

22 year-old Newcastle forward Haris Vuckic has done very well in Scotland this year, but we have to remember it’s the second level of Scottish football and nowhere near the class of the England Premier League – but nevertheless the Slovenian International has looked good,  and has 9 goals in just 13 appearances for Rangers.

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Haris Vuckic in action for Rangers

It’s a good question as to what Newcastle will do with the 22 year-old this summer, but at the very least he should be given a chance at Newcastle in pre-season.

His situation is similar to that of Mehdi Abeid last summer, and the French Algerian was given his chance after playing a full season out on loan in Greece with Panathinaikos,  when he scored 10 goals in 38 appearances for them.

This is what Haris has said in the Mail:

“My future will depend on what Newcastle have to say. We’ll see in the summer,” “Newcastle are the ones to decide – I still have to respect them because I have a year left on my contract there.”

“In the summer, I will have options and pick the best one for me.” “If that is Rangers – I have been enjoying it here, the fans like me and I like it here so that will be a good option.”

“I don’t know if there would be a fee involved – I will know more in the summer.”

He is a popular lad in Scotland, and the Rangers fans would be very happy if he signed for them permanently in the summer, and after all the 22 year-old has loads of class.

Vuckic joined Newcastle back in January of 2009 as a 16 year-old, and has never really fulfilled his enormous promise as a young player, mainly due to a succession of injuries he’s sustained.

But his time at Rangers will have given him some confidence which is important,  and Newcastle will likely take a close look at him in pre-season before deciding on his future.

Comments welcome.

50 comments so far

  • Barton

    May 14, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    all this we lloing at him and him,signing this n that,its all balony,we dont even know what division we be in next season,the only thing that is 100% nailed on,who ever we do bring in will be the cheapest possible option 🙁 .

  • Barton

    May 14, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2


  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s been with the club for 6 years… They should know everything about him they need to know?
    He did some absolute magic in the reserves and I heard he was often accused of arrogance in training as some of the things he did were so audacious and he knew his technical ability was better than most!
    Personally think hes the next jon dahl tommasson! Will probably win a champions league after we discard him!
    Id take a chelsea approach and offer him a 3-4 year deal then send him on loan to the dutch/portuguese league! Hel look immense in a slower league and the club would possibly get a 5-8m fee back for him if he performs well for a say heerenveen or AZ!

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    To be fair tho the clubs had sammy since he was 9 and it took 13 years to realise he could take a corner…

  • beermonkey

    May 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5


    just cos a player wont make it with us doesn’t mean there not worth developing
    the club is so short sighted

    and in that one statement of we didn’t realise he could take corners tells you everything that is wrong with how our club is run

  • nut meg

    May 14, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s also 4 years & counting for his one and only set piece plan to aim for Williamson to bear any fruit. It really puzzles me as to why people rate him as a coach.

  • beermonkey

    May 14, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7


    pardew must have been happy with it as the man in charge he could of instructed something different

  • one fine day

    May 14, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    I can recall very similar articles about Meadhi abeid. This time last saying we really should be looking at him after how well he has done at panathinaikos ….. Like a new signing and all that …in place of pards just insert bishop.
    Abeid has never been given a decent chance with par dew or carver who crucified the kid over that man utd goal yet left krill out of it ?
    Another great bit of man management
    Assuming we stay up here’s how I see the close season.
    Nothing from the club for the first month but more leaks and rumours of huge signings , changes etc from ” club insiders”
    The first gullible few will start buying season tickets on the strength of this .
    Then they will announce john carver has been given a year to ” keep stability at the club”
    Carver will a statement saying he was talked into signing( don’t laugh) only because of the transfer war chest they have promised him,note no actual players are named / signed yet.
    Will see us bring in a striker from the French Dutch league who is out of contract .
    A few decent prospects and much will be made of the two new forest lads.
    Siemens. De Jon will be made skipper and will be told to make statements of how determined and more together the team are this year.
    More season tickets sold
    We get a decent striker who says all the right things on loan ( think logic remy )
    All very positive .
    We start the season in another horrible kit but are told the new players just need time to bed in .
    Carver starts saying how immense. Sissoko is for us etc. krull too and how he thinks Perez will be a future star and talk him up at every opportunity
    Rumours start and just as deadline closes sissoko signs for Liverpool / anyone. Really/ take your pick
    Krul. Heads off too and it’s so late that we pocket the cash but didn’t have anyone lined up in time … Bugger
    We get to Christmas mid table and by January Perez. Has moved too .
    Our loan signing striker has made noises of wanting champions league football so is attracting buyers so with us in 12 at end of season he moves from his parent club to an other top 6 for 30 mil
    We have let him showcase himself and made a big club more cash .
    And so it goes on….

    I pray for a result this weekend meaning the last home game will mean nowt so as one the entire city can show this horrible bell end what we think of him
    Pretty sure being as he swings between chelsea and spurs the west ham fans will join us too as long as we don’t have morons signing about petrol bombs

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    ‘Take a close look’
    For F**K’s sake he has been here long enough to know what he is about If you don’t know by now then what the hell has the coaches managers been doing??????

  • lesh

    May 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Sign him up!

    Eenteresting that for all his ‘injuries’ with us, he’s been fit and full of fire at Rangers.

    Might that have been a product of his motivation and more to the point, the way he’s been badly coached and managed at SJP?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 14, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Cyprus…they have lost £ 12-14M or so on that gamble and I am not even counting the decline in player assets!

    Ron…the quote from the Neil Young song I posted earlier has become synonymous with Newcastle for me…like and unofficial fan chant! It should be sung at every home game just like the bindippers singing that Gerry and the Pacemakers song!

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Vukic has been coached by NUFC.

    Enough said … Pardewed, Carved up and Stoned.
    Has any youngster improved and made it since Carroll?


  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 14, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #13

    I said Vuckic should be played as a forward here…look at him at Rangers! They are doing just that.

    He’s physical, can keep possession, good in the air and have a fantastic shot.

    Reminds me of Shearer without the confidence!

  • beermonkey

    May 14, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14


    i have only ever seen him a few times but i did see the televised reserve game against stoke and he linked up play held onto the ball and had some shots, this when at the time we were struggling to keep the ball to me he could have filled the void when dejong got injured and could have been a foil for perez yet we never tried him

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #15

    To be fair to Vuckic I have seen God knows how many players at Newcastle not developing to know it’s probably not the player who’s the problem 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 14, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #16

    beer…the always seem to play him further back or out wide.

    He’s a forward, who can play as a targetman or a bit further back as s second forward.

    He’s been injured too much here and I cannot figure out why…it seems to happen to all our players (and Vuckic is fine at Rangers) so it’s probably not all him?

  • cyprus

    May 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    9 goals in 13 appearances? Even in that league?

    Bring him back, he was only on loan, he done well, only 22.

    That was too long to read man. I guess the gist is same old same old? If we get demoted it won’t be!

    We need to stay in the PL. Can’t join the ‘don’t care’ school. Don’t forget, even AP took us to 5th with Cisse on fire, Ba too, and HBA saving his ass. Ok, boring, but have you watched a whole Chelsea game 😉

    What I mean, it’s about results. A few good signings, a Coach and it could happen. It’s about fine lines and luck, many times. The table doesn’t lie… too much, but it lies a bit – see previous paragraph for e.g.

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #18

    @jesper – you’d have to imagine the Scottish first division is a bit more physical than the premier league too! Some of the tackles that go in north of the border are horrdendous and the pitches are worse!
    I think Vuckic goes into the category with Abeid, and a little bit with Satka where if they hadn’t been given a chance despite there being absolutely no fit players in their position this season than they are never going to be given a chance!
    In vuckic’s case he can do something that no one else in our first team since cabaye can do and that’s bang one in from 30 yards when theres nowt else on!

  • beermonkey

    May 14, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19


    much has been made over the years about our injuries
    and we have undersoil heating now and other things

    but at the moment i think its down to conditioning
    we bought in that faye lady, she soon left we now have moyes old fitness coach from everton

    everton were a very fit team not to many injuries
    our team look tired lots of muscle injuries strains

    i really would love to know what goes on in training cos i don’t think we do any at all

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    In other news, we may have a 120m loan interest free to Ashley but Chelseas interest free loan to Abramovich just topped £1 billion! Some serious offsetting for tax going on there

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    saying that if Chelsea owing Abramovich 1bn and we owe Mike 120m that suggests mikes put in 12% of what Abramovich has! I would argue we haven’t had 12% of the success Chelsea have had or even 12% of the good decisions they make…. or 12% of the business development, coaching developing etc they have made

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Funny how he’s not been injured once since he’s been there. I bet the moment he comes back for us gets injured in training! Fking typical

  • cyprus

    May 14, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    I want entertainment as well, I’m not in the results only school. Hope I didn’t give the wrong impression. Apart from those moments of brilliance (best brace EVER scored by anyone in a game – Cisse, best goals EVER at SJ – HBA) I think we bored teams to submission.

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Just read the chronicle’s 28 available managers in the summer article! Awful journalism! Just awful! Half the managers on their technically aren’t available ie: Gourvennec, Galtier, ancelotti and moyes and others like Curbishley and Hoddle aren’t going to get premier league jobs any time soon! May aswell chuck O’Leary and Graham in their if your going to rattle off former managers.

    Feel for Sunderland, looks likely they are going to have Allardyce next season! Fair few rumours gathering speed

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    No chance of Moyes either! Think he fancies a shot with Sociedad when the new tv money distribution deal comes in in Spain giving sides an equal share!
    Not sure people in England realise what a massive club Sociedad are but Moyes is on an absolutely sweet deal there! Beautiful city too with unbelievable food, great weather etc
    Their club size and passion of their fans always makes me think they are probably the Spanish equivalent of Newcastle, similar to how I’d say Moechengladbach are the German Newcastle


    May 14, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #26

    In all honesty they should of seen about as much of him as anyone needs to on the injury table…where he always is….because he is always injured


    May 14, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    La Liga isnt near the prestige of PL though and its where 90% of managers want to be..I dont think we will have Moyes but more for the reason we wont pay his wage, hire his staff or generally offer him what he wants to come

  • croftus5678

    May 14, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    the belgium lad from city and sandro from barca are very very good players who i can see only getting better but as they are now they will be a big improvement on our current squad.

    who knows once there feet are in the door maybe we can convince them to sign on also !

    sandro doesnt fit in the barca tactics as he’s more a true striker so if anything we have more chance of signing this lad after his loan deal than anyone imo.

    if it was me i’d snap up guidetti/micah/ayew/sam while we have the slightest chance of getting them.

    vukic has shown how he needs to be played also so give him another season now.


    May 14, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    jesper at 13 imo vukic who i have watched a number of times is slow cumbersome lacks phyicality and is poor in the air. he has a good shot and a bit of skill but is only looking good because of the standard of the opposition.

  • croftus5678

    May 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #30

    @29 1949bh

    your right imo about the standard of football there and he will be no where near as good in the prem.

    he does look slow but thats because of his big frame but i dont think he is as he outpaces many a player and imo he’s fairly physical now since he’s been playing at rangers but correct for a big lad he’s dire in the air really.

    tbf to him though his strength’s are his passing/creativity/reading of his runs into the box and shooting and he had added the strength a bit and more than anything his workrate as he used to be such a lazy player imo.

    he reminds me of rob lee ! either way he’s contracted for another year and many clubs are after him so whats it hurt to try him out next season as he surely would have improved us this year tbh.

  • one fine day

    May 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #31

    cyprus @17
    apologies if i bored you .
    Had you read further down you’d have realised the “gist “was simply how things would pan out with ash still around.
    I too see how different things can be with just a few subtle changes .
    I could go on but i’m sure your stopped reading after the first sentence.

  • Graeme

    May 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Now we are signing this guy on loan!!! All we need now is a Mid-field, to supply him – and a Defence to limit the Goals Against Column!!!

  • one fine day

    May 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Still don’t get how we can be claiming to be more ambitious /lessons learned etc ..yet seem to be looking at “keeping warm” players from “bigger clubs”

    The time for loans were in January to give us a chance of not being embarrassed by half the premier league .
    by loans i meant incoming too not helping out Roma and Inter .

    Surely if a young player is good enough sign him up if he wants to hedge his bets and come only on lone then he is not the right player for us.
    Had enough of mercenaries

  • hibbit

    May 14, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #34

    lads don’t be getting carried away with vukic in plain words he is not good enough have watch him a lot over the years looks good in scotland but way off the pace in the prem

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #35

    I have got nothing left to say for the time being.

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Looking to take players on loan is just for examples of the club not learning from it’s mistakes of the past in not wanting to invest!
    Ferreyra apparently cost 2m in fee and another 1m in wages, Nacho picked up 30k a week whilst here also and im pretty sure they lost a fair bit in wages and fee in Luuk De Jong, estimated to have cost 1m in fee and another 1m in wages! I know Remy played well but he refused to sign in the end and im pretty sure he refused to play in a game or 2 as was worried about injuries before world cup?
    Realistically we have the available cash to sign Sandro, or James Wilson. QPR are finding this season loan players aren’t they way to go in a premier league survival fight as it means nothing to them if the club drops!
    Unless its a loan with the option to make permanent with a precontract agreed in such case we shouldn’t be loaning players and developing future stars for other sides!

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Also if we’re trying to sign players out of la Masia surely we should be trying to take Deulofeu? Apparantly he could be available for 6-8m. Looked decent at everton

  • Graeme

    May 14, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Jay @ 36 & 37 That would be the obvious way forward, however you are obviously working on the principle that we have people in charge who actually understand and know what they are doing!!!

    That doesn’t sound like the NUFC of today unfortunately!!!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 14, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Thing is loan deals can work out well if you get the right player in under the right conditions

    Huth , Richards or Alderwereld would have improved our defense considerably

    Lennon would have been a major upgrade on any of our right wingers

    We probably never even looked at those players too pricey for the 7th richest team in the league with the 3rd highest gate

  • jayphoto

    May 14, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #40

    @Graeme – year, it just all baffles me! Ashley had made billions in business, and Charnley is an educated man. Graham Carr is a highly regarded scout and football man! How can they make the same mistakes time and time again? It gets to the point where you think they are purposely trying to be destructive but even that wouldn’t make sense with the money on offer


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