Jack Colback has been at Newcastle for four years since he signed on as a free agent from Sunderland in 2014.
Jack fell out with Rafa last summer, and there is no future for him at his hometown club, and Rafa is anxious to get his £40K/week wages off the wage bill this summer.
He had a good loan spell at Nottingham Forest this year when he played 16 times with one goal.
Jack Colback in action for Forest
Tha Championship sides will be reporting back for pre-season training in a week, and Forest manager Aitor Karanka would like some Forest signing before then.
This is what Karanka has said:
“I hope we can bring in a few more players before we report back on the 25th.”
“When we finished the season I said I would like to start pre-season with as many of the new players as possible.”
There are two barriers to Forest signing Jack Colback on a permanent basis.
One is the £40K/week he gets at Newcastle and Forest will not be able to match that.
Then we feel Jack will try to hold out to become a free agent next summer and resist a permanent deal.
What he would probably prefer is another loan spell, and that would at least allow Newcastle to get his wages off the wage bill, but we wouldn’t get anything for him this summer.
Or next summer either.
We’d be surprised if Newcastle can get a permanent deal done for Jack Colback this summer.