According to the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, Newcastle will listen to ‘low offers’ for Jack Colback in January in a bid to sell the soon-to-be out of contract midfielder.
Considering The Northern Echo said he rejected loan offers last month in a bid to force his way back into Bruce’s plans, this is not the news he’ll have been hoping to hear – and it’s not the first time he’s been able to say that this summer.
The midfielder returned from a loan spell with Nottingham Forest hoping for a second chance following Steve Bruce’s appointment, but one has not been forthcoming.
He featured in pre-season and looked like he’d be given a second chance at one stage. Since then, he’s not only been excluded from Bruce’s 25-man squad, but also failed to complete a summer move away.
As a result, he’s ‘stuck’ at club that can’t use him after failing to complete a move away during last week’s ‘deadline day’ for Europe, Scotland and the lower leagues, with League One and SPL sides unable to afford his Premier League wage demands.
With him earning a hefty £40-45,000 per week and due to be out of contract next summer, the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has stated during a new Q&A that Newcastle will listen to ‘low offers’ for him in January.
He was a tidy squad player at one stage, but it looks like his time on Tyneside could reach its inevitable end in a few months time if any cut-price offer arrives.