'It’s the best year in my career': Newcastle United midfielder says emotional goodbye
Dan Barlaser has sent an emotional farewell message to players and fans at Rotherham United – ahead of the next chapter of his Newcastle United career.
Barlaser spent the season on loan at the League One club, which was promoted back to the Championship after the division’s final placings were decided on a points-per-game basis after the season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-year-old – who has reportedly agreed an extension to his deal at St James’s Park with his contract set to expire at the end of the month – has reflected on “the best year” in his career so far in an Instagram post.
“We got what we set out for at the start of the season, which was promotion back to the Championship, but we are gutted that we couldn’t finish the season,” said the midfielder.
“On a personal level, it’s the best year in my career, and I am leaving a better person and player.
“I would like to thank the fans for the amazing support this season, you have stuck with us through thick and thin.
“I would like to thank the gaffa, Paul Warne, and his amazing staff for everything they have done for me, and, of course, the lads. What a great group of players.
“I have made friends for life who I will always stay in contact with.
“Thank you so much @officialrufc. Keep healthy and stay safe.”
Barlaser – who has made three senior cup appearances for Newcastle – has previously had loan spells at Accrington Stanley and Crewe Alexandra.