According to the Rotherham Advertiser, Newcastle have received an official bid from the Championship side for Dan Barlaser.
The 23-year-old midfielder spent time on loan at Rotherham last season, making a big impression as he scored two goals and set up five more in League One.
His efforts helped Paul Warne’s side achieve promotion to the second tier, and it appears they’d like him back as they attempt to stay in the division.
Barlaser’s name was among a recent list of seven players who Steve Bruce would like to offload, according to The Northern Echo.
The other six players on that list were Jacob Murphy, Rolando Aarons, Henri Saivet, Yoshinori Muto, Achraf Lazaar and DeAndre Yedlin.
In that respect, Bruce may accept the bid. However, the Rotherham Advertiser say that the undisclosed offer is yet to be either accepted or rejected.
The bid comes just months after Newcastle extended the midfielder’s contract, as The Daily Mail reported in June.
Their story states that Bruce wanted Barlaser involved in first-team proceedings following his impressive stint with Rotherham.
It is also said by The Daily Mail that the Gateshead-born player’s contract was actually extended back in March, but the news was not officially released.
The Magpies moved to ensure he is tied to St James’ Park until the summer of 2021.
It would be a shame to see an academy graduate depart for good, but with the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick and the Longstaff brothers to compete with, an exit could be beneficial for Barlaser.