Haris Vuckic suggests Newcastle sent him on loan to increase likelihood of permanent transfer

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Vuckic was sent on loan by Newcastle United, so other clubs can see him play ahead of a transfer.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Haris Vuckic said that he has been sent on loan to Wigan Athletic so other clubs can see what he can do ahead of a potential transfer from Newcastle United, having been placed in the shop window by the Tyneside club.

Vuckic said: “I need to prove myself to the manager, and when I get the chance on the field do my maximum for the team. That’s so not just Wigan but all of the other clubs can see what I can do.”

Vuckic signed a contract extension with Newcastle immediately before heading out on loan to League One side Wigan this week, and he is expected to become a key player for the Football League club.

He impressed in the Scottish Championship with Rangers last term, and the opinion of the 23-year-old midfielder is that he has talent to succeed at the top level of the game, and that he just needs time to establish himself.

This loan spell with Wigan puts Vuckic in a league which he is far too good for, and the Slovenian youngster should do well enough to impress watching scouts of the 'other clubs' that Vuckic references.

It is not expected that he can now make it with the Magpies now, and that a transfer next summer is a real possibility, but if Vuckic can impress with the Latics, it could be that Steve McClaren sees a future for the midfielder in his first-team set-up.

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