Two more Newcastle players are set to be sold as they have been told they have no future at St James Park.
Haris Vuckic has confirmed in an interview published in his native Slovenia that he has agreed with Newcastle United that it it time to part company, the writing having been on the wall for sure, ever since he toured Holland pre-season with the reserves rather than America with the first team squad.
The attacking midfielder/striker says that a number of clubs are interested in signing him if a transfer fee can be agreed, with Vuckic naming Rangers and Antalyaspor of Turkey as two of those who want to buy him.
However, Rangers manager Mark Warburton is reported to have ruled out a move for the fomer on-loan player, no doubt any transfer fee demanded b Newcastle would likely be problematic for the Glasgow club.
“It is true, I am leaving Newcastle, I spoke with the coach (Steve McClaren) and he doesn’t see me in their plans, so we all decided that it would be best for me.
“I want to go somewhere where I am going to play, I want to play for the national team but it is clear that I need to play regularly for my (next) club.”
Meanwhile, Mehdi Abeid is also on his way out of Newcastle, like Vuckic he hasn’t featured in the match day 18 against either Southampton or Swansea.
It is widely reported that Panathinaikos are hoping to take Abeid on a permanent deal but are yet to agree a fee with Newcastle.
The midfielder spent a season on loan with the Greek club in 2013/14 and scored double figures as he helped them qualify for the qualifying stages of the Champions League, as well as winning the Greek Cup during his successful year there.
Both players have ability and many fans would certainly have liked to see Mehdi Abeid get a chance to show if he could do it at Newcastle with a run in the team but instead he looks certain to leave.