Date: 3rd January 2020 at 6:20am
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Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser has confirmed that he will see out the 2019/20 season with loan side Rotherham United in League One, according to the Rotherham Advertiser’s Paul Davis.

Barlaser moved to the New York Stadium on a one-season deal in July after signing a new contract at St. James’ Park, which keeps the 22-year-old in the North East until the summer of 2021.

The Gateshead-born midfielder instantly settled into his temporary surroundings in the third-tier following his summer switch, starting the Millers’ opening four games of the campaign.

Barlaser struck his first league goal for Rotherham in a Man of the Match performance against MK Dons in November, and added his second strike in the third-tier against Blackpool on New Year’s Day after assisting Michael Smith.

Speaking after beating Simon Grayson’s Seasiders, Barlaser was asked whether his immediate future will be with Rotherham, or whether he would be heading back to Tyneside, but the former Turkey youth international confirmed he will reject any potential January moves.

“Just interviewed Millers match-winner Dan Barlaser,” Davis tweeted. “Newcastle United loan midfielder tells me he’s staying with [Rotherham] for the entire season.

“Says the only way he will leave in the transfer window is if Barcelona come in for him.”

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Barlaser’s appearance against Blackpool on Wednesday was his 18th in League One for Rotherham, and saw the midfielder provide his first assist for his loan side in all competitions.

The 22-year-old has now created a total of three big chances in League One this term, along with taking an average of 0.4 shots per game, 43.6 touches, play 2.1 key balls and make 1.6 successful tackles, per Sofa Score statistics.

Barlaser has also found a teammate with 79% of his own half passes and 56% in the opposition’s territory, and is yet to commit an error that has led to a shot or goal.

In other Newcastle United news, Bruce has confirmed that he will be without a midfielder for the next four months.

 
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