NUFC outcast threatening to sit on £40k wage unless a ‘better offer’ arrives this summer – Report

Some frustrating news has emerged from the Chronicle, admitting that Jack Colback could remain at Newcastle to receive his hefty £40,000 weekly wage packet unless a ‘decent alternative’ comes his way this summer.

After being banished to the U-23’s by Benitez last year, Colback finally found a way out in January, joining Nottingham Forest on loan.

He’s done a solid job their by all accounts and it looks like Aitor Karanka may try to sign him on a permanent, but it’s since been reported that his wage demands could be a stumbling block.

Here’s what the Chronicle have had to say on his situation, admitting that he could yet see out the final year of his contract at St James’ Park – something Benitez will be desperate to avoid in his bid to create space, reduce the wage bill and raise transfer funds:

“As things stand, Colback will return for pre-season training on July 2 but, if he does, then Benitez will send him to undergo sessions with the Under-23 side at the Academy, just as the Spaniard did during the first half of the season.

“With Colback on more than £40,000 a week at Newcastle, he is understandably reluctant to leave while he still has a year remaining on his deal until a decent alternative offer comes his way.”

If the club struggle to sell him, it’s claimed that a back-up option will be to send him out on loan once again – however he rejected unfavourable loan moves away last summer so don’t be surprised if he does it again.

It’s a frustrating situation – and hopefully it’ll be ended if Forest opt to sign him on a permanent – but in some ways you can’t blame him.  He’s a local lad so will naturally prefer to stay in the North-East – and it’s not exactly his fault the club decided to hand him £40,000 a week for five years.

Don’t get me wrong, it will be a nuisance and a bad move for his career if he decides to spend the next year training with the reserves, but wouldn’t most people refuse to take a pay-cut to move away from their home?

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “NUFC outcast threatening to sit on £40k wage unless a ‘better offer’ arrives this summer – Report

  1. Why even bother putting him with the under 23’s not like we will get any money for him if he sits there and runs down his contract. So no reason to make sure he is match fit or anything. We owe him nothing he has more than had his compensation in wages for not representing us.


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