Sunderland's League One rivals could lose star Newcastle loan man to Championship this month
Sunderland’s League One rivals could lose one of their star men this month a host of Championship clubs ready to swoop for the Newcastle United loanee.
Rotherham United’s on-loan midfielder Dan Barlaser is reportedly wanted by Hull City, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Brentford after an impressive campaign in the third tier.
Barlaser’s Newcastle deal comes to end in the summer and, according to the Daily Mail, talks have not yet begun to extend it.
The report states: "The 22-year-old Rotherham loanee has emerged as the star performer for the League One leaders and manager Paul Warne said last week that the team would not be the same without his 'quarterback' in it."
It continues: "There is feeling among some that his accelerated development during recent loan spells at Accrington and Rotherham has been missed by his parent club and they could be making a mistake in allowing him to leave.
"Barlaser now has 79 senior appearances and it is thought he would like the opportunity to prove himself at Newcastle, where he has seen the likes of Sean and Matty Longstaff grab their chance during the past year.
"But Sportsmail understands he is yet to have a conversation with head coach Steve Bruce and remains in the dark over his future."
Barlaser has played three games for United, all under previous manager Rafa Benitez – appearing twice in the FA Cup and once in the League Cup.
The 22-year-old has made 27 appearances for the Millers this season, scoring on two occasions.