Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser is attracting interest from several Championship teams, including Brentford, and Charlton, a report from the Daily Mail has claimed.
Barlaser is currently on a season-long loan with Rotherham United, and has so far made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Millers, scoring twice and helping the club to top spot in the current League One standings.
It seems that has caught the attention of a number of those currently in the second-tier of English football, with Hull, Wigan, Brentford and Charlton all credited with an interest in the midfielder, as per the latest reports.
Rotherham are also said to be keen on making Barlaser’s move permanent, following the positive impact he has had on their side since his arrival in the summer.
There are 18 months remaining on Barlaser’s contract at Newcastle, securing his future at the club until the end of next season.
While it is thought that the player himself is keen to secure his long-term future at St James’ Park, talks over a new deal are reportedly yet to take place, which is said to be generating some fears around Newcastle that the club may be about to make a mistake by allowing him to leave so early in his career.
Since breaking into the Newcastle first-team in 2017, Barlaser has made just three appearances for the Magpies, all of which have come in the domestic cup competitions, with the midfielder spending the entirety of last season on loan in League One with Accrington Stanley.
It certainly looks as though Barlaser could be a decent signing for one of these Championship sides.
Not only does his recruitment by a club the size of Newcastle highlight the amount of potential he has, but his contributions for Rotherham in League One this season show just how able and willing he is to make a big impact for a side competing at the right end of a particular division.
Those qualities ought to serve him well throughout his career, and it will be interesting to see if this forces Newcastle into making a move with regards to a long term contract for Barlaser, since he is unlikely to wait around for a chance at St James’ Park forever, especially with so many other clubs seemingly interested in him.