Newcastle United are willing to sell midfielder Jack Colback this summer.

The 29-year-old has spent the past season-and-a-half on loan at Championship side Nottingham Forest and is likely to leave his parent club permanently over the coming months, as per a report by Nottinghamshire Live.

Colback has been a key player for Forest this season and they are keen on snapping him up at the end of the campaign. However, his high wages could make a deal hard to strike.

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The central midfielder came up through the Sunderland academy having joined them at the age of 10. He grew up as a Newcastle supporter though and made the move to the Toon in 2014 on a free transfer.

Colback made over 100 appearances for Sunderland and also had two separate loans spells at Ipswich Town during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Since joining Newcastle, Colback has played over 100 games but has fallen down the pecking order under Rafa Benitez.

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He only made 21 appearances for the Magpies in their Championship title winning season of 2016/17 and was training with their Under-23’s prior to his first loan move to The City Ground in January 2018.

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Colback has found a home at Nottingham Forest and is popular amongst their fans. He still has a year left to run on his contract at Newcastle but his career there looks to be over. Can Forest afford his wages and to sign him this summer?


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