How Rotherham United persuaded Newcastle United to loan them Daniel Barlaser

By Paul Davis | 30/06/2019

How Rotherham United persuaded Newcastle United to loan them Daniel Barlaser
Daniel Barlaser

ROTHERHAM United's attention to detail has paved the way for Newcastle United midfielder Daniel Barlaser's loan switch to AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The 22-year-old today signed a season-long agreement with the League One Millers to become summer recruit number five for manager Paul Warne.

The Advertiser understands that it was a personal presentation by Warne and coach Matt Hamshaw to the Magpies that swung the deal in Rotherham's favour despite interest in Barlaser from the Championship.

The boss said last week: "We went and visited a club to sell the dream really and to present to them how we play and how it would help us and their player if he came on board."

Warne didn't reveal which target he was referring to but it is thought to be Barlaser who excelled in the third tier last season during a 44-match loan spell with Accrington Stanley.

More signings are expected as the Millers gear up for next week's seven-day training camp in Germany.

Barlaser, who has made three cup appearances for Newcastle but never featured in the Premier League, had four loan outings with Crewe Alexandra in 2017/18 before making his breakthrough last term in an Accrington team that finished 14th in League One.

Warne will be delighted to land a young talent he has coveted since last season.

Barlaser joins fellow midfielder Shaun MacDonald, strikers Freddie Ladapo and Carlton Morris and winger Julien Lamy as pre-season arrivals and is set for his first Millers action in Saturday's opening pre-season friendly, against Parkgate FC at Roundwood (kick-off 1pm).

Warne said: "I find recruitment a lot easier in League One. It's still a bit chaotic. Agents and players are expecting a lot, but it's calming down a little bit. Once the big lads start spending, it all starts filtering down. 

"I think most players and agents in this league will think we're a team that will be in the top half of the table. It's a good place to come and play. 

"It's full of great people and in recent years we've had success in kicking players' careers on. It isn't a hard club to sell at the moment. I think our reputation is really good."

Barlaser, who qualifies for Turkey through his father's ancestry, won call-ups for the Turkish under-16 and U-17 sides before switching allegiances and playing twice for the England U-18 set-up.


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