Sunderland midfielder come full-back Jack Colback, who is from Killingworth, is still refusing to sign a new deal at the relegation threatened club, who did really well last night at the Emirates Stadium, and should have come away with a fantastic win, as they were the better side in both halves last night against title chasing mega-rich Manchester City.
Jack Colback – close to Newcastle move
But when you are struggling at the bottom, you rarely get much luck, and that’s what happened last night.
Jack Colback had a very decent game and looked threatening at times for Sunderland, and it seems he is now keen to sign for Newcastle United, which will hardly please Black Cat fans.
There are reports that his representatives have already made contact with Newcastle about signing a deal with the Magpies, and Jack was one of the players that somehow escaped the Newcastle scouts, and he has been at Sunderland for the last fourteen years, and graduated from the Sunderland Youth Academy.
Maybe the best of Colback is that he can play in multiple different positions – in central midfield and also at full-back – and he had two outstanding games for Sunderland when they beat us twice in the league this season. 🙁
Another strength that Jack has is his passing, and he’s completed a very good 88.5% of his passes this season, and it’s not surprising that other Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Everton, Fulham and Stoke are said to be interested.
And of course if Sunderland go down to the Championship, the vultures will be hovering around, trying to get their best players at rock bottom prices – as relegated clubs have to unload their high earning players, to live with the much reduced revenues of the Championship.
It would appear that Newcastle are very interested in Colback, and if the news is true that he is indeed keen to join Newcastle, a deal could be tied up for him fairly quickly.
At least his passing will improve things at Newcastle, and it turns out that not one single player at Newcastle has his passing accuracy, and this year that should come as no surprise to Newcastle fans , since the Magpies have looked very poor.
Jack has played 127 times for Sunderland with 4 goals, and while on loan at Ipswich for a couple of seasons from 2009, he played 55 times with 5 goals.
And Jack is the type of player that gives 100% in every single game, and you could see that from Jack last night at the Etihad Stadium – he played his heart out for the unlucky Black Cats.
Note: Craig Finnigan is a Newcastle fan and graduated from Newcastle College in 2011, and he has created a one-off key ring, and all the profits will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
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