According to the Gazette Live, Middlesbrough have supposedly been offered Wolves, Hull City and Sunderland target Jack Colback after talks had reportedly broken down between Wolves and the midfielder.
George Caulkin of the Times has reported via his Twitter account that Colback wants to stay in the North East and has been “offered” to both Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
Colback has been told that he’ll be training with the Academy if he doesn’t leave. He’s been offered to Safc and Boro; wants to stay in NE.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) August 31, 2017
The tweet also suggests that Colback will find himself consigned to training with the Academy should he not leave the Premier League side in a transfer situation at Newcastle that appears to have become incredibly desperate to offload the midfielder to the Championship.
Colback himself has featured for both Sunderland and Newcastle in his career and should he make a move to the Riverside, he would still be able to stay in the North East and join up with Garry Monk and his ambitious plans to lead Middlesbrough back into the Premier League.
Given the fact that Wolves’ talks with Colback seem to have broken down, there could be a scramble from several Championship clubs to try and sign a central midfielder by the end of the day; especially considering the fact that there is only around nine hours left for clubs to strike a deal with new signings.
It will be an interesting close to the transfer window and we will keep you posted as to Colback’s future in the coming hours.