The 24-year-old returned from a loan spell at Bradford City last month and faces an uncertain future at Newcastle United.
Time appears to be running out on Haris Vuckic’s Newcastle United career. With his contract due to expire in six months, as reported by the Shields Gazette, the final stretch of the campaign has a distinctly make or break feel.
The Slovenian is 24 now and it appears as if the dazzling potential that caught the eye of Manchester United in 2010, as reported by the Daily Mail, is in real danger of going to waste. He netted one goal in 10 appearances on loan at Bradford City in the first half of the season after a similarly disappointing spell with Wigan Athletic in 2015/16.
And the Shields Gazette report that Vuckic could make his return in black and white, not in Rafael Benitez’s senior set-up, but with Peter Beardsley’s reserves alongside so-called future stars Dan Barlaser and Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. Vuckic is something of a cautionary tale for them.
However, Benitez has shown a willingness to hand Sammy Ameobi (below, left) a second chance in recent weeks after he returned from a loan with League One Bolton Wanderers, albeit a decision borne out of necessity and the absence of any transfer window activity.
Therefore, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Vuckic could add to his measly total of seven league appearances in a Newcastle shirt before the end of the season.
The Magpies are in need of added creativity in midfield, a factor that should give the one-time international hope that he has time to salvage his career on Tyneside.