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FC Twente confirm arrival of free agent from Newcastle United

4 years ago

Newcastle United free agent Haris Vuckic has now signed for FC Twente.

The Newcastle striker/midfielder went on a trial back in March to the Dutch club and obviously did enough to impress.

FC Twente have confirmed on Friday morning that Vuckic has agreed a three year contract.

The player turns 25 in August and hopefully this will prove to be a fresh start for a player who always looked a little short of pace for what is needed in the Premier League.

His Newcastle contract was due to end on the last day of June.

Official FC Twente Statement:

Haris Vučkić (24) will play for FC Twente next season. The Slovenian midfielder, who is free of charge, is over from Newcastle United FC and signs a contract for three seasons in Enschede.

Haris Vučkić:

“It’s beautiful that I made this move to FC Twente.

“In March I have been able to train the team for a few days and played an exercise match. In those days everything felt good at this club and I am therefore glad to play for FC Twente.

“For me, this transfer is also a new step in my career. I’m still young, but a player who has had good experiences at clubs like Newcastle United and Rangers. I am looking forward to show what I can do in the new season.”

Jan van Halst:

“Haris scored several times last season and also played in the practice match against Lokeren. We got a good impression of him.

“Haris is an attacking midfielder with an individual action, a good style and scoring ability. We’re glad we can add him to the selection. “

Vučkić made his debut at the age of 15 in the first team of NK Domzale, the club where Dejan Trajkovski also played.

In 2009, Vuckic made a transfer to Newcastle United. After a loan period at Cardiff City, he was loaned to Rotherham United in 2013.

Then he was loaned out to Glasgow Rangers, Wigan Athletic and Bradford City. Vuckic has played 139 games in paid football and scored 35 times.


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