Arguably the most exciting of Newcastle's younger players, Haris Vuckic attracted the attention of Manchester United and Liverpool at the age of just 17.
Despite remaining on Tyneside, the Slovenian has made only six appearances for the club, but as he'll be turning 20 to start next season, 2012-13 could be his time to break out.
Just a few months ago, Vuckic made his first appearance for the Slovenian national team, after impressing in only four appearances for the U21 team.
Vuckic is as exciting an attacking prospect as there is out there today, so much so that former club NK Domzala were prepared to take a fine from the Slovenian free agent to get him to help out the first team at the age of only 15.
Let's hear what former Newcastle academy director Richard Money had to say to The Mirror about the midfielder:
He's got everything really; great size, good athlete, change of pace and he's very clever and creative with the ball. I think that given the right environment and the right development then he's got a big future ahead of him.
This season, Vuckic had a month-long loan at Cardiff, scoring his first professional goal and even starting for the club within his first five appearances.
Vuckic will face very tough competition for playing time from Newcastle's current crop of attacking midfielders in Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa, but when they inevitably miss games through injury and fatigue, he should finally be ready to step up.