Report: Newcastle United's Dan Barlaser attracting interest from Middlesbrough and Derby County as he enters last six months of contract

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts on the touchline during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on December 9, 2018 in...

Middlesbrough, Derby County, Preston North End and Wigan Athletic are all said keen on the young Newcastle United midfielder.

Daniel Barlaser of Newcastle United (4) during the Premier League 2 match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St.James' Park on September 11, 2017, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United's Dan Barlaser is attracting interest from Middlesbrough, Derby County, Preston North End and Wigan Athletic as he enters the final six months of his contract, according to the Daily Mail.

Midfielder Barlaser has impressed on loan to Accrington Stanley this season, and it is claimed there is a feeling within Newcastle's academy that he is worth a new contract.

 

The newspaper adds, however, that progress on renewals has been slow amid talk about a takeover at St James' Park, where the 21-year-old Tyneside-native would like to remain.

And that is said to have alerted Championship sides, Middlesbrough, Derby, Preston and Wigan, who can sign Barlaser for free this summer should an offer from Newcastle fail to arrive.

Daniel Barlaser of Newcastle United (8) celebrates after he scores Newcastle's third goal during Northumberland Senior Cup Match between Newcastle United and Morpeth Town at the St.James'...

But a cut-price January move could be on the cards, with Barlaser's loan spell due to expire in the early New Year.

Accrington are, however, keen to extend the Turkish youth international's deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Both Middlesbrough and Derby are competing for promotion this season, and moves to either club could appeal to Barlaser.

Preston and Wigan have each experienced a dip in form of late, and sit 17th and 19th respectively.

Would the Newcastle youngster be a good addition for Middlesbrough, Derby, Preston or Wigan?

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