Sunderland Midfielder Close To Joining Newcastle

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #1

    “…Sunday morning
    And I’m falling
    I’ve got a feeling I don’t want to know
    Early dawning
    Sunday morning
    It’s all the streets you crossed, not so long ago”

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #2

    We might ac well just keep Gos if it is players like Colback we are interested in.

    …same same but different!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Great news, glad we’re replacing Cabaye with the finest quality money can buy…..

    Seriously what a f**king pointless signing, where’s the point of getting rid of players like Perch/Gosling/Guthrie only to bring in Colback? Rather get Ki if we were going for scum midfield, mind you he’s not in a free…..

  • 70TWO

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #4

    Positive that he is local lad, with PL experience and looks capable in possession. But it is not a position we need strengthening in and is a replacement for Gosling.

  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS I have to agree he is by Sunderland fans admission over here in chester the same type of player as perch. They are baffled by it too.

  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Watching MOTD I bet MA wished he had signed Wilfred Bony, he must have doubled his value.

  • 70TWO

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #7

    When is Brigi going to get first team game time?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Who would people like to see from relegated teams?

    Would definitely take a punt on Dejagah if Fulham get relegated
    Also Fer and Snodgrass from Norwich
    Noone and Caulker from Cardiff
    Benteke and Delph from Villa
    No one from the Mackems until they have been through decontamination, then spent 2-3 years in a rehab centre learning how to integrate into decent society

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Honestly don’t understand it beyond beyond the fact he’s free
    He’s really not what we need in midfield we need a big name in the middle who’s attacking minded and should be armed with £19 mil to find that player
    But not Mashers, a freebie down the road!

  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #10

    TDS, caulker definitely, I don’t think benteke will stay with villa, would love to see Delphi and Holtby from spurs.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Holtby would be a great shout mate very good player

  • toonluvva

    Apr 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    The signing of Colback will depend on Sun’Lun being relegated.

    After todays win against Cardiff, I’ll bet he’ll be keeping his options open. If Sun’lun survive Colbeck will be in a red an white strip again next season.


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