Richard Gough: Rangers should sign Haris Vuckic from Newcastle

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Richard Gough wants Scottish Championship club Rangers to sign Haris Vuckic from Newcastle United this summer.

Richard Gough has explained in The Scottish Sun why Rangers should sign Haris Vuckic from Newcastle United this summer.

Slovenia international attacking midfielder Vuckic played on loan for the Gers from Premier League outfit Newcastle during the second half of the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The 22-year-old was a hit at Ibrox and proved to be a key player in Rangers’ progress to the Scottish Premiership playoff final.

The youngster scored nine goals in 22 appearances for the Gers, helping them finish third in the ‘regular’ Scottish Championship season and then reach the Premiership playoff final.

Former Rangers defender Gough believes that Rangers should retain the services of Vuckic for the 2015-16 campaign and beyound.

“Vuckic is another who would be on my shopping list,” the 53-year-old wrote in The Scottish Sun. “He didn’t do himself justice in the play-off games against Motherwell but he showed enough during his loan to suggest he could be a key player.

“Looking at the way he celebrated all those goals at the end of the season, the Slovenian appeared to be loving life at Ibrox.

“So why not sign him up for a few years? He might cost a few quid but he knows the club and would hit the ground running.”

Vuckic seemed to have regained his confidence and rediscovered his touch at Rangers, and perhaps he should try to move back to the Glasgow outfit for the 2015-16 season.

The former Domzale youngster has shown that he can succeed in the second division of Scottish football, and his importance for Rangers will only grow if he plays a full season for them.

The Slovenian has been on the books of Newcastle since 2009, but he has not even managed to make 10 appearances in the Premier League.

It does not look likely that Vuckic will get a chance in the first team at Newcastle next season, and in search for regular football he should try to seal a return to Rangers this summer.

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