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Newcastle Interested In Sunderland Midfielder

9:45 am, Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

The Shields Gazette today is reporting that Newcastle are interested in Sunderland central midfieler Jack Colback, who will be out of contract at the end of the season, and would then become a free agent – unless he signs a deal with the Black Cats before that time.

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Jack Colback – 24 year-old Sunderland midfielder

The 24 year-old was born in Killingworth, but he’s one that Newcastle missed out on, and he joined Sunderland when he was just 10 years old.

Sunderland are in extreme danger of being relegated this season, and if they cannot get some points on the board in their next 3 game – at home to Everton on Saturday, at Manchester City on Wednesday and then at Chelsea the following Sunday – it could be all over for them.

And Sunderland will have to sell some of their high earning players if they are relegated, and could have difficulty keeping players like Colback on board, that’s just some of the many disadvantages that come with relegation these days.

And it’s a terrible thing for supporters to have to go though.

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Manager Gus Poyet said in February that contract talks were ongoing for Colback, but of course the wages would need to be reduced on any new deal if Sunderland are relegated, and that gives an opportunity to a club like Newcastle.

It remains to be seen if Colback would be willing to switch his allegiance to Newcastle, having come through the Sunderland Youth Academy, and he also spent a couple of loan spells at Ipswich Town in his development.

Jack is a talented player, and has played 127 times for Sunderland with 4 goals, and while at Ipswich he played 55 times with 5 goals, so at 24 he has a dent amount of experience.

Newcastle are always interested in free agents, simply because they are good deals for the club, but we have our doubts about whether Jack Colback would want to leave Sunderland for Newcastle – even though he was born north of the River Tyne.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Apr 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Where the hell are you online……I aint slept a wink yet !!
    Colback’s just another Dan gosling.Really don’t see any point in signing this player as he will offer nothing we haven’t got

  • 2 Rainrix // Apr 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Not against signing ex mackems as long as they are decent players and put a shift in. But judging his stats he’s not exactly the massively creative force we need. Stinks of a pardew signing to me.

  • 3 rivettCatcher // Apr 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    To be fair, I was at the derby loss many months ago & he was the best player on the park.

    He had the space due to Anita & Tiote covering Sammy & Santon on the left… But he took full advantage & took us apart.

    Think he’d be a good signing IMO. But we must get Cabaye like quality replacements such as Cabella & Gremier too.

    Massive window for us this summer!

  • 4 jazzyp // Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Rivett
    I don’t think it was hard for any player to look good against us that day lol.
    I agree though mate it is going to be a massive transition this summer at nufc,Hopefully more incomings that outgoings

  • 5 mindshaft // Apr 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Am already bored of the ‘Newcastle closing in on’, ‘Toon after …’, ‘Newcastle interested in ..’ headlines
    We’re only in mid April and I guess we can expect at least 5 months of such headlines knowing we’ll end up with a couple of no hopers and a couple of not quite purple but Mauveine players

  • 6 Wandering Geordie // Apr 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    NO!

  • 7 lochinvar // Apr 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Have a look at a great bit of journalism by a reporter Andy West on the rise of Diego Simeone and Athletico Madrid.
    See the http://www.bbc.co.uk web site in the football pages
    Think Newcastle ..
    Read it and weep !

  • 8 mot7 // Apr 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    no no no no ffs

  • 9 stretchintoon // Apr 10, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    No thanks




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