There’s a story in the Daily Mirror tonight that the move from Sunderland to Newcastle by Jack Colback was delayed for about two weeks, and that was after a bid by West Ham – a £50K/week offer – seemed to have Jack and his representatives want to change their minds and move to the London club at the last minute after a deal had been agreed to join Newcastle.
Jack Colback – tried to join West Ham at last minute
We did know that it seemed to be between Newcastle and West Ham about a week or so ago, and that West Ham had come in with a £50K/week bid, but then there was news that West Ham had failed in their bid, because Jack had set his heart on joining his home town club, and certainly that’s what Jack has said in all his interviews, since signing on at Newcastle.
The Mirror report says that the player had a change of heart, and wanted to join West Ham United – and presumably that was because of the bigger wages, and also that he knew there was going to be a rumpus coming from both the Sunderland club and their fans, about him moving to their north-east rivals.
However, the Mirror reports that Newcastle stood firm, and basically said an agreement was an agreement, and they were not willing to backtrack on that.
The last salvo in the Mirror story is that Newcastle even offered to sell Colback to West Ham – but for £5M – and it was that move by the Magpies that convinced his agents – and presumably Jack himself – to finalize the deal reached with Newcastle.
This seems an amazing story, and not a good one for Jack Colback – if it’s true – bur we would seriously question the authenticity of this story.
If it’s untrue, we would expect Newcastle United and even Jack himself, to come out and deny the truth of the Mirror report.
But whatever really happened, Jack’s now at Newcastle, and it’s a very good deal for Newcastle United, and a very good move for Geordie Jack Colback.
What do you think?