Vuckic open to Rangers move

Date published: Wednesday 8th April 2015 5:15

The 22-year-old Slovenian has denied reports he is ready to quit Newcastle this summer but admits he does not know where he will be playing next season.

The St James’ Park youngster was one of five loanees sent to Glasgow by the Magpies on the final day of the January transfer window.

But with Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson all injured, Vuckic is the only one to have made an impact after scoring six goals in 10 games.

He still has another 12 months on his deal with the Premier League, and any move could be complicated given the recent ousting of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s allies from the Ibrox board.

However, if a deal can be done, Vuckic would be happy to talk.

He said: “It’s not true that I’m going to quit Newcastle and stay at Ibrox. What I have always said is that I respect both clubs – Newcastle because I still have a contract with them and Rangers because I have a loan deal here.

“We will see what is going to happen in the summer but Newcastle have to say what options I have. I will choose the best one for me.

“If Newcastle let me go, would I like to stay at Rangers? That would be a good option for me.

“At Newcastle, I didn’t have the chance to play first-team football. When I signed for Rangers I got that experience. I’m playing every week and scoring goals.

“If I can do that next season that would be a great option for me.

“I like the feel of Rangers. Every player doesn’t want to just train on the training ground, they want to be recognised in the games and score goals. They want to be recognised in the city.

“At Newcastle I was playing U21 level which is not really my level. I feel I’m above that. I want to play first-team. I want to play with the men, not the kids.

“I want to be recognised if I do well and score goals – that’s what players want.”

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