Rangers loanee: What I actually said about Newcastle future

Haris Vuckic is reportedly going to leave Newcastle in the summer.

Speaking to the official Rangers website, Slovenian striker Vuckic, 22, admitted that he did not confirm he was leaving Newcastle at the end of the season.

Earlier this week, the on-loan Magpies forward reportedly told the Chronicle that he knew he would not be at St James’ Park next season, and admitted that he would want to be at Rangers if they get promoted.

Vuckic has scored five goals in nine games in the Scottish Championship since joining from Newcastle on transfer deadline day, and he has been the only one of five loanees who has been a success. His striking talents have been very evident, and Gers’ fans would be happy knowing that the forward is keen on extending his stay at Ibrox into next season - especially if it’s on a permanent deal.

The supposed quotes have fuelled the speculation concerning his future, and with his contract on Tyneside expiring this summer, it would come as no surprise to see him leave the club. He has never made an impact with Newcastle after various loan spells, and his time with Rangers is by far his most productive.

However, Vuckic has come out to refute the claims made by the Chronicle, telling the official Rangers site that he has no idea where the quotes came from that were attributed to him.

“Last night I was reading the newspaper, I'm not sure where it came from first, but it's not true that I said I was going to quit Newcastle and stay at Ibrox,” the striker said. “What I always say and what I'll say again today is that I respect both of the clubs. Newcastle because I still have a contract with them and Rangers because I have a loan deal here.

"We will see what will happen in the summer during the transfer window. I'll need to see what Newcastle have to say and what options that I have - I'll choose the one that is best for me.”

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