There are continuing reports that Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback will be joining Newcastle in the summer, when his contract runs out at Sunderland, and that’s whether or not Sunderland are relegated.
Jack Colback – in advanced negotiations with Newcastle
Sunderland have a crucial home game today against fellow relegation stragglers Cardiff City, and a win in that game would go a long way to having Sunderland survive in the Premier League this season.
But it’s not a good backdrop that one of their players is reported to be in advanced negotiations with Newcastle to sign on as a free agent this summer.
Jack was born in Killingworth and joined Sunderland in 2000, when he was 10 years old, and he came through the Sunderland Academy.
We had thought that the story of Jack wanting to leave could have been linked with the possibility of Sunderland being relegated, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Jack can play in midfield or at full-back and he is a very good passer of the ball, something that Newcastle have not been good at this year in our run of 13 defeats in 18 games. 🙁
But the negotiations with Newcastle do not seem to be affecting Jack’s form, and he played well in Sunderland’s fantastic 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.
And Fulham were winning 2-0 with 15 minutes to go yesterday at home to Hull City, but former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce made some attacking changes and they pulled back to draw 2-2, and that was good news for Sunderland.
Newcastle seem to be making an early start to the transfer window, and we’ve been linked with a number of players – so we hope some of the negotiations are successful, and Jack Colback would be a decent acquisition.
Colback has played 127 times for Sunderland with four goals, and while on loan at Ipswich a few years back, he played 55 times with five goals.