Jack Colback could bring in a decent £5M in this summer’s transfer market if we can sell him.
After being involved in a training altercation with Rafa Benitez last August the local lad has no future at the club.
He was already training with the U23 squad when one of our first players picked up a knock, and Rafa wanted Jack to fill in for him – but he refused.
That was it on Jack Colback – you don’t say no to Rafa Benitez when he makes a reasonable request in training.
Jack Colback wants to be on Newcastle’s books until next summer
Jack signed on as a free agent from Sunderland in the summer of 2014 on a five-year deal, and he seems determined to become a free agent again next summer.
Nottingham Forst and other clubs are interested in buying him, but a barrier to that are his £40K/week wages.
And that’s also a reason why Jack wants to remain a Newcastle player for another year.
Rafa may try to force the issue since it does mean around £5M for his transfer coffers.
We will have to see what happens but it seems Jack would be happy enough to go on loan again.
That could possibly mean a return to Nottingham Forest on loan to see out the last year of his lucrative contract at Newcastle.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens but all transfers have to be completed by Thursday, August 9 since the Premier League starts on the following weekend.
The Premier League fixtures are to be released this Thursday.