One to watch #70: Hairs Vuckik
Feature by Dan Buxton
Updated Friday, 10th December 2010
Newcastle striker previewed here
Name: Hairs Vuckik Date of Birth: 21/08/92 Position: Forward Club: Newcastle Previous clubs: NK Domzale International caps: Slovenia U-16 - Slovenia U-21 Vuckic started his career in his native Slovenia with NK Domzale, making his debut in May 2008 as a substitute, however he was considered too young to be eligible to play at the age of 15 and the club were fined by the Football Association. Vuckic signed for Newcastle United in 2009 for a ‘substantial’ fee, signing a three and a half year contract with the club. Vuckik is highly regarded around Europe, considered one of the hottest prospects in the game. There have also been recent suggestions that he spent a trial period with Italian giants AC Milan. Vuckic quickly became a regular for Newcastle’s reserves and U-18 team. He made his first team debut in August 2009 in a league cup tie with Huddersfield town, playing as a left winger. Vuckic made his league debut that same week, coming off the bench in against Leicester City. There is little doubt that Vuckic has a bright future, but there is a question as to where he will ply his trade. Vuckic is thought to be keen to become a first team regular with Newcastle but interest from European Superclubs like AC Milan and even Manchester United could see Vuckic leaving St James’ Park.