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Newcastle Could Do A Deal With Villa At £5.2M For MIdfielder

Jack Colback is said to be surplus to requirements at Newcastle and the former 27 year-old Sunderland midfielder is available for transfer.

We signed Jack from Sunderland three years ago as a free agent and it now seems like his former manager Steve Bruce, who is now at Aston Villa wants to sign him.

Steve is reported in HITC to want to pay £5.2M for the local Newcastle lad and that would seem like an excellent buy for Villa as they try to get back to the Premier League in the coming season.

Jack Colback photo

Jack Colback – Newcastle’s central midfielder – for sale

Bruce is trying to strengthen the Villa side this summer and Jack would be a good addition to their central midfield, especially after Jack has just had a full season in England’s second division  with the Magpies appearing 26 times in the league and 34 times in total.

Jack also has good Premier League experience having played 179 PL games for Sunderland and Newcastle, so he is also a proven Premier League player and would be very useful should Villa get that valuable promotion next season.

Rafa Benitez is looking for new central midfielders this summer and the local press have reported that Jack is available for transfer, so this deal could happen and for £5.2M it would seem a decent deal for Newcastle, given that he was a free transfer three years ago.

In his three years on Tyneside Jack has made 102 total appearances for us with 5 goals and 16 assists and he’s been a very hard-working player for the side.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


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12 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    No brainer ..Take the money Rafa

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Thanks for posting the link Ed. Really appreciated mate.

    You can also click on my name and that will also take you straight to the donation page. All proceeds got to Cancer Research to help beat Cancer!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    5.2 mil for Colback. I’ll drive him to Villa myself for that!!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4


    How’s it going pal? Gonna be a hot one today mate.

  • giimps

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Another home grown player who will run through brick walls for the club , Does the “hard yards” ,maybe not the best but by no means the worst player wev had on our books and has given his all, castigated by many, appreciated by a few but if he goes and is replaced by better he goes with my blessing, if he stays and is cover for whoever comes in hel do whatever hes asked to do ,no questions.
    Cheers Jack


    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    No where near enough in this market imo double it maybe but last I heard Villa had no money to spend

  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Wait… where giving them 5.2 million to take him. Deal

  • RolandoOverhead

    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m a former 27 year-old too 😀
    Oxygen thief needs getting rid of.
    For £5m I’d snap their hands off, anything extra is a bonus.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Rip their hands off Rafa! We need the money to improve in this area and upgrade on Colback.

  • Son of a Geordie

    Jun 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10

    I am a fan of the push forward method. It means don’t get rid of Colback until a better player has arrived to push him out.
    How long does he have left on his contract? Guessing 2 years.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 17, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #11


    All good mate you??
    Yeah chilling in the Garden today, Supposed to be warmer tomorrow.
    This summer transfer activity is feeling long winded already mate dont it. Be nice if there was some movement,Or something to shout about

  • beefman13

    Jun 17, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I will piggy pack the fella down to Birmingham myself, £5.2 million, no brainer.


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