As expected Newcastle United have reportedly just completed their first senior signing of the summer, and it’s Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, who has signed on the dotted line as a free agent for his home town club Newcastle.
Jack Colback – yes I just signed for Newcastle!
It’s not quite official yet – because Newcastle have not announced it on their web-site, but all the local papers are reporting it’s a done deal.
Jack will have a fight on his hands to get a starting position at Newcastle in pre-season, but he will be relishing that opportunity, and after watching him several times this year playing for Sunderland, he’s a good player and very solid and versatile too.
Jack can play anywhere across midfield and at full back too, and of course having been born in Killingworth, he’s a Geordie and it’s good the lad is joining his home town club.
When the official news is released by Newcastle, we expect to see some comments coming from the former Sunderland player – who joined the Black Cats when he was just ten years old, back in 2000.
Like the case of Ayoze Perez, Newcastle have fought off some very good clubs to land Jack, and they include West Ham who offered him a massive £50K/week, and of course Sunderland. who were desperate to keep the 24 year-old at the Stadium of Light.