Haris Vuckic admits being 'disappointed' to leave Rangers, discusses possible Ibrox return

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Haris Vuckic says he loves Rangers - but isn't sure whether he will return to Ibrox.

Newcastle forward Haris Vuckic has told Nogomania in Slovenia that he was disappointed to leave Rangers at the end of his loan stay in Glasgow.

Vuckic, 22, found first team opportunities hard to come by at Newcastle last season, and was farmed out on loan to Rangers on deadline day back in February.

With eight goals in 17 league games for Rangers, Vuckic was a roaring success at Ibrox, providing a cutting edge in the final third that Rangers had been lacking.

The season ended in heartache though, as Rangers lost the Scottish Premiership play-off final to Motherwell, meaning they must stay in the Scottish Championship - and that could be Vuckic's last game for the club having now returned to Newcastle.

However, the Slovenian has now told Nogomania that he loved playing for Rangers and wanted to stay, but with one year left on his contract with Newcastle, he doesn't know whether he will be back at Ibrox or not.

"I really was quite disappointed [to leave]," said Vuckic. "Scots are great people and I have generally been very well received at the club. I really loved the club. I really wanted to remain part of the story."

"We'll see. At Newcastle, I have one year left on my contract. If they want to sell, now it is the last option, because in half a year, I can talk to other clubs. There is a lot of talk, but about what my future will bring, I know as much as you," he added.

Could Rangers sign Vuckic permanently?

It's clear that Vuckic has an affinity with Rangers having enjoyed such a successful loan spell with the club, and his contract situation - and lack of opportunities at Newcastle - suggest he could be available for the right price this summer.

Yet with Rangers still in the second tier of Scottish football and other clubs no doubt monitoring Vuckic after his impressive performances for Rangers, Mark Warburton's men could face plenty of competition for his signature.

It would certainly be a signal of intent from Rangers if they did manage to land Vuckic permanently this summer, with the player seemingly keen to return too.

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