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Newcastle striker: ‘Whatever happens I can’t forget Wigan, because my baby is a Wiganer’

4 years ago

Newcastle striker Haris Vuckic is just one of numerous United players who will be wondering what the future holds for him this summer.

Having already been at St James Park for seven and a half years, Haris Vuckic turns 24 in August and is yet another player who proves the folly of Mike Ashley’s policy of giving ridiculously long contracts to players who aren’t good enough for the top level.

A series of loans have seen the Slovenian international operate in both the third tier of English football with Rotherham and Wigan, plus the second tier in Scotland with Rangers.

This latest loan spell has seen a brilliant season for Wigan but Haris Vuckic playing very little part of it.

Vuckic has made 10 sub appearances in League One but only five starts all season, scoring two goals.

Now ironically both Newcastle and Wigan will meet next season after the two division gap instantly disappeared in recent weeks.

Champions Wigan predictably look to have no interest in keeping Haris Vuclic after his lack of impact this past season, whilst surely he won’t be getting a game at Newcastle unless things go drastically wrong at St James Park.

Still with a year remaining on his Newcastle deal, Vuckic will join the likes of Riviere, Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi and others on the sidelines, with hopefully Newcastle moving forward with Rafa Benitez. Fingers crossed that Newcastle United might help Haris Vuckic to leave earlier rather than later, a player who looks to have good character but a lack of mobility which is close to Mitrovic levels.

Despite the lack of time on the pitch it has still been some year for the Newcastle player, as well as Wigan ending up as Champions off the pitch Haris Vuckic is now a proud father of daughter Hana who was born during the season and is a ‘Wiganer’ according to Vuckic.

Haris Vuckic speaking to Wigan Evening Post:

“When I first came here, I told you the goal, and we have achieved it, I’m happy I was a part of that.

“I have been promoted before with Rotherham and it s special, that was through the play-offs which was a massive achievement – but to be champions is even better.

“It just proves that if you want to work hard at everything, then you will get the results.

“I obviously wanted to play a little bit more but when the team is winning that’s all that matters, and I’m just happy we got promoted.”


“Wigan will always be in my heart.

“Whatever happens, I can’t forget Wigan, because my baby is a Wiganer, so that will always be there.

“I will be able to tell my daughter: ‘You were born in Wigan and one day we’re going to go back there and have a look around’.”


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