Newcastle are expected to announce their second signing of the summer soon, and their first permanent senior signing for over sixteen months, and it’s expected that Jack Colback will be that player, and he’s a free agent from neighbors Sunderland and the signing will probably be announced early next week and maybe on Monday.
Jack Colback – Newcastle’s next signing
Jack is not unlike James Perch, who we sold last summer to Wigan, but Jack has more potential than James, and he is also versatile and a reliable player who gives 100% in every single game.
We watched him in the last few games of last season playing for Sunderland, and he played very well in those crucial games for the Black Cats, and has a bit of en eye for goal too.
He is only recently married and has two young sons, and probably wanted to stay in the north-east area after his marriage, but reports suggest he was keen to sign for the Magpies – his home town club – as soon as he heard of Newcastle’s interest.
Jack will be fighting for a starting position in Newcastle’s midfield, or maybe at left back, and this lad is certainly versatile, and he will make lots of appearances for Newcastle in the coming season.
One of Newcastle;’s other top targets – Remy Cabella was called up for the French squad yesterday, along with Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton as replacements for Franck Ribery and another Newcastle target Clement Grenier, who are both injured and not able to play in the World Cup.
And Cabella’s call-up could possibly complicate Newcastle’s pursuit of the 24 year-old winger, but Newcastle will go all out to try to sign the lad before next Thursday, otherwise this saga could drag on until after the World Cup finishes on July 13th, when pre-season will have already started.
Marseilles are long term admirers of Cabella and are said to have entered the fray.