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Newcastle Considering Part Exchange Deal For Charlie Austin

10:12 pm, Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

There were reports last night that Newcastle would be bidding for QPR striker Charlie Austin this week to try to get the 26 year-old on Tyneside, and there’s new news tonight in the Mail that Newcastle may consider trying to get Austin in a part exchange deal.

The Newcastle player mentioned is Haris Vuckic, the Slovenian International who turns 23 next month, has one year left on his contract and has never really fulfilled the enormous promise he had when Newcastle signed him in January 2009 from Domzale as a 16 year-old.

haris vuckic scores against Cowdenbeath

Haris Vuckic – in action for Rangers

At that time he was one of the best midfielders in Europe at his age, and great things were expected of him.

Haris did have a successful loan spell with Rangers for the second half of last season, but that was in Scotland’s second tier, where Vuckic scored 9 goals in just 22 appearances, and was a big success in Glasgow.

We thought Newcastle would take a good hard look at him in this pre-season, but he has yet to play a game for Newcastle this summer, and it looks like Newcastle may have given up on him.

Vuckic has one year left on his contract and it could be Newcastle want to cash in on him this summer.

The deal reported by the Mail is Haris plus cash for Charlie Austin, but exactly how much Haris is worth is the question, and both players have just one year left on their contracts.

Rangers would have liked to have Haris again for the coming season, but Slovenian manager Srecko Katanec wasn’t too happy that Vuckic was plying his trade in Scotland’s second division this year.

This is what Katanec said in June:

“Haris played for Rangers in the second division in Scotland.”  “I was disappointed, not just with him, but with the quality of the league he was playing in.”

“I would have thought Rangers would have had a better team.”

England’s second tier is a much higher standard than north of the border, so if he does make the move he will have a chance to get his career back on track at QPR.

Haris will be desperate to get regular playing time next season, and this would be a good chance for him to get that.

The big question is how much do Newcastle value him for – with QPR wanting £15M for Austin maybe Newcastle can get a decent deal by putting Haris at a fairly high price – just like QPR have done with Austin.

That could even be a good move by Newcastle,  and perhaps it could work out well for the two players and for both clubs too.

Haris played 19 times for the Newcastle first team with one goal, and due to a number of serious injuries was never able to fulfill his promise on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Haris Vuckic · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bettyswallocks // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Jib out

  • 2 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    what betty said..

  • 3 bettyswallocks // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Jib……..Alternatively you could hide amongst a clump of trees and be known as a thicket.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    I can sense a pseudo intellectual rant coming from carl any time soon !

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    This transfer is not going to happen, i will bet anyone on here.

  • 6 bettyswallocks // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Welsh…….. I offered to bet you the other day and you went in reverse.

  • 7 Moonraker15 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Austin is definitely coming. it’s a done deal. Even his missus is convinced !

  • 8 Belfast // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    He’s our player if we want him.

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    I have been convinced for weeks and weeks that Austin is coming.

    Btw JFA/Mr T is the poster who is causing ruptions the same one you have told me about before?

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    What was our bet, i can’t remember.

  • 11 Moonraker15 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    QPR wont allow him to run his contract down and Toon are just waiting for them to agree a fee and Austin knows it!

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    ToonFromLeeds and Belfast

    Do you both think we will get him this week.

  • 13 Moonraker15 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Cisse will go!

  • 14 Belfast // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Interesting that Leicester never went back in for him. Maybe told them he wasn’t interested.

  • 15 bettyswallocks // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Welsh…….. Even if we paid the full 15 mil, he would still be a baaargain.

  • 16 overtheline // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    come on Jeff
    defend your new best friend Ian

  • 17 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    “Jib // Jul 28, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    There’s obviously more brains in Glasgow than here .”

    They must’ve spoken to the intellectuals in Scotland before publishing the website. A whole section on all relevant legalities, jesus wept.

  • 18 Belfast // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    We’ll get him if we make an acceptable bid Welshie. I get the impression we’re his preferred destination.

  • 19 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    I think we’ll have him in for Gladbach game

  • 20 magpiesi // Jul 28, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Anyone know what pos djuricic plays? I remember seeing him play a few games for Southampton but was only as sub.

    Have heard a few bits on radio about him possibly on loan as benfica want £5m €8m for him also the winger from Milan have rejected a bid of £3m of us.

  • 21 WLtoon // Jul 28, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Honestly,this is getting beyond a joke.
    What do they mean by preparing a bid for Austin.
    All we need to do is make an offer ffs.
    “Hey Mr Fernandez,we are interested in Austin,how about 13.2M straight cash”
    There, that took all of 2 Mins to tell everyone concerned that we are serious about Austin.
    Its as though the club are deliberatly stalling to give other club the chance to step in.
    only problem is,other clubs dont be that keen either.

  • 22 Ravostag // Jul 28, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Risky brinksmanship waiting for QPR and Austin. I can see big clubs like Leicester, WBA and West Ham nipping in with a late offer and securing his services whilst we stand and watch.

  • 23 loonie-toon // Jul 28, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    hopefully this deal rapped up this week going on a bit now do t you fink

  • 24 ronjohno // Jul 29, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Why the hell dont they stop arsing about.
    Put a sodding bid in and if it is accepted then do medical.-isnt that the way things usually happen.
    If he fails then that will kill the matter.
    Jesus talk about doing our heads in

  • 25 remember69 // Jul 29, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Ashley IN!!!!

  • 26 davis_toons // Jul 29, 2015 at 2:02 AM

    Comes Jan QPR will be desperate to off load with 10 mil.

  • 27 davis_toons // Jul 29, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Lets see who blinks…they are the one who needs the CASH.

  • 28 ArtyH // Jul 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    I doubt if QPR are really desperate for cash as they have this years T.V money and after that 3 years of staged payments, or am I wrong? However if we offer £10m plus Haris Vuckic I am sure that would be a good starting point. Both clubs have a value for their player which the other disagree’s with, so come to terms, that’s what its all about. Also could we not throw in Williamson to sweeten the deal?

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