Expect This Player To Resist Being Transferred This Summer


Jack Colback is on good wages at Newcastle, but he is not on good terms with manager Rafa Benitez.

Benitez tried to get him out of the club last summer, but Jack resisted and trained with the U23 team until he went on loan in January to Nottingham Forest.

It appears that Forest want to make the move permanent this summer.

But it’s no surprise that his wages – said to be around £45K/week at Newcastle – are the stumbling block.

Jack Colback playing For Forest against Cardiff City

The Nottingham Post have an article out on the problem Forest have of signing Jack in the summer:

“For Colback, it sounds like his wages could be a factor for Forest.”

“He’ll be on a Premier League wage packet at Newcastle United, so would need to take a pay cut to sign for (manager) Aitor Karanka.”

“It’s whether he’s willing to do that.”

“But on the flip side, he’ll know that he’s likely to be playing more at the City Ground.”

It looks like Jack wants it both ways – he wants to be on Newcastle’s books, so he continues to get his high wages and he wants to play regularly as well.

But Newcastle will want to sell him this summer rather than allow him to move for free next summer when he will be a free agent.

Watch for Rafa Benitez to try to get him out of the club on a permanent transfer for around £5M this summer.

But what Jack will want is another loan deal – maybe back to Forest or another top Championship club.

Then he can get a good contract next summer when he will become a free agent.

It should be interesting to see what happens with the local lad this summer and remember he signed for Newcastle as a free agent from Sunderland in 2014.

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12 comments so far

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    He is just too slow for the premier league. He gets left behind so has to foul players and give away free kicks to break up play. Diame twice the player. Good luck to the lad but move on. Not his fault, he tried hard just not up to it in my humble opinion.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    May 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Geordie Two – just seen your reply no worries on the comment I understand what you meant now.
    So sorry to hear about your brothers step son. I hope he makes a full recovery. Terrible news. All the best.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 11, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    Reminiscent of Peter Sellers on Michael Caine:

    ‘Did you know that it takes a man in a tweed suit five and a half seconds to fall from the top of Big Ben to the ground? Now there’s not many people know that!’

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  • Tsunki

    May 11, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    “we’ll get Tsunki on later with his customary sly dig
    at Paul’s drink problems. ! Whahay what fun on the blog Sidesplitting stuff !”

    Tbf jib Mrs Mersons problems pale beside your very own worrying access to volatile industrial cleaning and removal solvents but hey ho we know your form of humour and wow that is so much better isn’t it?

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  • Tsunki

    May 11, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m not going to comment on this one I’ve already had my Xenophobe accusation I’m only going to get gingerism levelled at me here 🙂

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 11, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #6

    C’mon now Jack. The jig is up. Sling ya’ hook.

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  • Jib

    May 11, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Tsunki
    hey ho we know your form of humour and wow that is so much better isn’t it?

    I know it will infuriate you but most posters on here think so
    😛

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  • Jib

    May 11, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Ron
    did you get to see Les Herbiers in the cup final ?

    The boys done good

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  • Jib

    May 11, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Nicky
    He dug his heels in at Sunlun
    So he’ll likely do it again

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 11, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Argghh! Ok, that’s a bit harsh. But whata’ ya’ gonna do? Hang around, stinkin’ up the joint. You’re a fan. Go and play football somewhere.

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  • JDdubai

    May 11, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    He is entitled to keep his wages on the contract the club were happy to give him

    Best bet would realistically be send him on loan and get the other club to pay a % of his wages. We would still be paying some of it but at least it wouldn’t be the full whack.

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  • Tsunki

    May 11, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    “Tsunki
    hey ho we know your form of humour and wow that is so much better isn’t it?

    I know it will infuriate you but most posters on here think so”

    Don’t mind pointing me to your stats do you jib? 🙂

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