Newcastle youngster wants more playing time from Rafa Benitez as interest from Euro giants hots up
Newcastle United youngster Dan Barlaser has revealed that he wants more first-team football.
Barlaser featured in the Under-23 side for most of the season but was called up by head coach Rafa Benitez to the senior side twice.
The 20-year-old is keen on breaking into the first-team after briefly getting a taste for playing with the Magpies star players.
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Barlaser told the Chronicle: “It’s massive. I’ve already had a taste, and hopefully I can get more.
“If somebody had offered me two appearances for the first team this season I would have snapped their fingers off.
“I am really happy to get to that situation.”
The young midfielder was born in Gateshead, Newcastle but has Turkish heritage.
Barlaser has represented both Turkey and England at international and still has the choice to represent either side at senior level.
The rising star struggled to break into Benitez’s first-team this season.
It remains to be seen what plans the Spanish manager has in store for Barlaser now that Newcastle have been promoted to the Premier League.
Barlaser is unlikely to leave on a permanent transfer this summer if Benitez decides he is not ready for first-team action yet but a loan deal could be an option.
The youngster still has another three-years remaining on his contract.