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24 Year-Old Is The 19th Player To Leave Magpies This Summer

9:14 pm, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

The news has come through that Haris Vuckic will go on loan to Bradford City initially though early January and then a decision will be made on him by Rafa Benitez at that time about whether he completes the season at Bradford.

Haris is in the final year of his contract at Newcastle and after having such a bright future when he joined the club as a 16 year-old in January, 2009, the Slovenian International has failed to make it on Tyneside.

It’s good he will get some first team games in Yorkshire this season.

haris vuckic newcastle training

Haris Vuckic – on loan to Bradford City

Haris is the 19th player to leave the club permanently or on loan this summer in Rafa Benitez’ first transfer window.

This is what Newcastle put out a short time ago.

Haris Vuckic has joined Bradford City on loan until January.

The 24-year-old Slovenian, who joined Newcastle in 2009, helped Wigan win the League One title last season and will now hope to be involved in another promotion from the same division with the Bantams.

Their manager is Stuart McCall, who was in charge at Rangers when Vuckic had a successful loan spell at Ibrox in 2015.

As well as the Gers and Wigan, Vuckic has also spent time on loan with Rotherham and Cardiff. He’s made a total of 18 appearances for Newcastle, scoring one goal, but hasn’t played a senior
competitive game for the Magpies since a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat at Leicester in January 2015.

However, he scored twice for United’s U-23s in their opening Premier League 2 Division Two match of the season against Norwich.

Here’s the current transfer table.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie £10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar £3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - seasonAjax
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - JanuaryBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

Tags: Haris Vuckic · Loan Moves · Newcastle News

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Never given a chance. Yaaaawwwn.

  • 2 EllaGuru // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Still no announcement on Atsu? What gives? We really do need a LW!

  • 3 NUFCPaul // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Won’t believe Sissoko is gone until I see him in an Everton shirt. Is anyone any good with Photoshop? I’d love to see that photo above with his miserable pet lip on, but in a Toffees strip. Think he’ll be smiling in the real photo when it’s finally released?

  • 4 NUFCPaul // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Ellaguru – wasn’t Atsu announced earlier? I’m sure I saw a pic of him signing his contract inside SJP. Could be wrong though…

  • 5 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Be a bit shite if he fails his medical hehe

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    I’m still dancing around on the sidelines here peering in through the curtains. Moussa is sulking and shaking his head in one corner. Charnley is crying and looking extremely pitiful beside him. Can’t see the Everton group……..

  • 7 KevinHann // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Okay, let’s hope Sissoko doesn’t ruin it with contract demands now. I honestly didn’t believe Everton would cough up 30m but that’s a great fee for us!

    As a side note, Leicester sign Slimani – they will be having quite an attack now! Some impressive spending, too, will put pressure on them this season.

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:20 PM


    i think that was kind of the point. nothing signed.

  • 9 EllaGuru // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:20 PM


    Some pic of him signing something was posted, but still nothing official…

  • 10 Ron Knee // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:21 PM


    The signing still hasn’t been officially announced by NUFC.

  • 11 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Atsu is a done deal. There was an article on here earlier today

  • 12 toontaff2 // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Rafa should be asking all the Liverpool fans to clear the road to Goodison and get the sulky one there ASAP!

  • 13 EllaGuru // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Just checked on and nothing posted there. They already have Vukic story up too

  • 14 KevinHann // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    The Atsu deal was reported as done with the official announcement to arrive today.

    However there hasn’t been any official announcement yet. No idea why Newcastle would be sitting on it this late. Hopefully there aren’t any last-minute details still to be resolved!

  • 15 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    If this sickoko deal doesn’t happen then he might as well kiss good bye to CL for ever. Me and I assume most other toon fans will not want him to play a single minute this season and make him lucky to even get mid PL team interest. He could go to palace and enjoy a Championship season with them.

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    The crying isn’t working Charnley! More begging and pleading!!!!

  • 17 EllaGuru // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:27 PM


    That’s what I mean. We saw a bunch of pics from his agent’s twitter account suggesting that it was all done. But as we all know, dont trust anything until it is announced officially on the NUFC website!!

  • 18 BandB // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:28 PM


    I have moved on, presuming this deal, or something a bit better, will be done tonight.
    Three things on the agenda now, only one an incoming.
    1) Can we shift Tiote. We’d rather yes than no.
    2) Can we pull off a late coup with £12m of the Sissoko cash. We didn’t expect to get that.
    3) Waiting with open ears for a nuts offer on Mbemba. We’d take ten.

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Let me in there! I’ll sort it oot! One kick to the sack for Moussa and he’ll sign!!!!

  • 20 Average_Contents // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:30 PM


    Nothing official yet mate. That pic was Leaked I think


    As I said earlier, I hope it’s not those stupid £6m installments and we’ll eventually receive the £30m in a couple of years time.

    I’m hoping it’s £25m rising to £30m in addons with the bulk paid upfront.

    Getting him on the never never would be a joke considering the dosh swirling around prem clubs at the moment.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    toon king,
    If he has an outstanding season with Everton someone then might be prepared to pay 50M for him, if not I think he can kiss goodbye to CL football anyway as I can’t see Everton getting there any time soon.

  • 22 KevinHann // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    To be honest if this Everton deal doesn’t go through (so much that can still go wrong!), I don’t think it would be in our interest to bury Sissoko in the reserves. He is an asset as much as he is an ass and we would be shooting ourselves in the foot financially if we deliberately make his value plummet.

    Remember that nobody will be paying you over the odds for a player you have made clear you don’t need or want anymore.

    Why do you think Rafa made all those statements about Moussa? They put us in a stronger position for negotiations.

  • 23 Harley // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Not letting myself get too excited by sissoko deal until it’s official. Nothing reported yet on sky.

    Keep the £30m for our return to the premiership. Plus £30m when the loan deals kick in.

  • 24 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Wheelchair has gone to Bournemouth on loan for the season

  • 25 Sheikh MagToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Not sure I would sell to Scousers on instalments! Surely we have an LOC to stop them robbing us?

  • 26 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    With freshly oiled hinges the SJP side door swings open and shut silently as another waste of bench space is ushered into the darkness to press his case on other soil. Meanwhile, everyone in the boardroom are in party mood, the fizzy liquid clouding the fact they’ve also bought someone and forgot to announce it…

  • 27 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    bournmouth get wilshere on loan, sums up how poor he is and why most england fans disagree with him in the squad.

  • 28 KevinHann // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    BandB @18

    1) Can we shift Tiote.
    Doubtful at this stage but we’ll see. That was why I was so pissed with Galatasaray and their medical mumbo-jumbo excuses, it didn’t do us or Tiote any favors.
    2) Can we pull off a late coup with £12m of the Sissoko cash. We didn’t expect to get that.
    I would be surprised if Rafa didn’t plan in case we did sell Sissoko. If he wants to go for another player we will. It costs you nothing to discuss possible action in case Moussa leaves, no good reason not to. However I think it is too late to start knocking on any doors at this point.
    3) Waiting with open ears for a nuts offer on Mbemba. We’d take ten.
    God I hope you are kidding! No offers for Mbemba, please!

  • 29 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Shirebrook that got glossed over a few hours ago mate. I was a bit surprised nobody else thought it was odd.

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Why do I always have to do everything??? Lee get oot the way!!!!

  • 31 EllaGuru // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    The Atsu deal is right up there on whispers still!

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