Newcastle United are willing to allow Haris Vuckic to leave before the end of the transfer window for a fee in the region of £450,000, according to reports. The Daily Mail claim that there has been interest from both Turkey and France for the attacking-midfielder, but that he is keen to drop down into The Championship and continue his career in England. Vuckic confirmed earlier this month that he will be leaving the Magpies this summer, with the 23-year-old revealing Steve McClaren told him it was the "best way" for both parties if he moved on. The 22-year-old stated last month that he wanted to be given one last opportunity to impress at St James Park, but McClaren has told Vuckic he does not feature in the Magpies plans going forward. HITC Sport have claimed that Vuckic has a whole host of options, however - with Rangers competing with Championship sides Hull City, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley and Bristol City for the attacking-midfielders signature. Quoted in Slovenian media (and re-produced in the Chronicle), Vuckic said:
Its true, Im going. I spoke with the coach who did not see me in his plans, so we all together decided that (was) the best way for me. I respect the decision of the coach and go on. I think I am well prepared and even more so, I am determined. I want (to go to) somewhere where I will play.
Vuckic was farmed out on loan to Scottish Championship side Rangers in February after interim head coach John Carver made it clear the attacking-midfielder did not fit into his plans. In 18 appearances for Rangers, Vuckic contributed nine goals but was unable to help the club win promotion back to the Scottish Premier League after they lost the two-legged play-off final to Motherwell. Capped once by his country, Vuckic has made 19 senior appearances for Newcastle to date and he has been loaned to Cardiff City, Rotherham United and Rangers during his time on Tyneside. For all the latest NUFC News, Views and Transfers make sure to follow WhatCulture.com/NUFC on Twitter and Facebook.
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