Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser is in contention to be in the squad for tonight’s Premier League opener away to David Moyes’ West Ham United at London Stadium.
That is according to Rotherham United manager Paul Warne, who took Barlaser on loan with him in League One in 2019/20 as he helped them get promoted to the Championship.
In comments made by Warne that were relayed by The Chronicle, he claimed that he really liked Barlaser and hinted that he would like to work with him again, but he also said that he is in contention to be in Steve Bruce’s squad for their game against the Hammers.
Indeed, Barlaser is a man who has unfortunately been on the fringes of the first team at Newcastle, playing in just three senior matches in all competitions and none since 2017/18, as per Transfermarkt.
Does Barlaser have a future at Newcastle?
However, the Englishman has been a prominent figure for the Magpies at youth level, making two appearances for the under-18 side before making the jump to the under-23 team, where he has played in 88 games across all competitions over six consecutive campaigns, scoring eight goals and supplying a further 12 assists (per Transfermarkt).
Barlaser has scored a total of 13 goals over the course of his club career, including youth level, and provided a further 19 assists in 177 matches in all competitions, while also being able to play in a number of different roles (via Transfermarkt).
Indeed, it may be worth a punt for the Toon to keep hold of the 23-year old to see if he can have a breakthrough term under Bruce.
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