Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has found the form of his life while on loan at Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
The 28-year-old has become a mainstay of Aitor Karanka’s first-team, playing every minute of every league game since arriving in the East Midlands in the January transfer window.
In total, Colback has made eight appearances for Forest and has had their fans purring about his displays.
How good is Jack Colback, #NFFC fans….
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) March 18, 2018
Colback & Watson are such a class act in midfield, they ran the show today #nffc
— Joe (@Joe__Horne) March 17, 2018
God knows how we didn’t win that! Brilliant performance. Colback and Watson were superb in the middle. Dowell is a waste of a position though. #nffc
— Ash (@ashrossdavis) March 17, 2018
Although Colback is playing well at the moment, there’s absolutely no chance that he would be able to replicate that in the Premier League if Rafa Benitez gives him another chance to impress him next season.
The Chronicle reported in November that the former Sunderland midfielder is earning a staggering £40,000-a-week, which is a sum of money that the Magpies cannot afford to keep splurging every week on a player who is way down the pecking order.
Benitez has not give him a chance to shine in the Premier League but the Spanish manager has no choice but to bin him in the summer.
Nottingham Forest will no doubt be very interested in wrapping up a permanent deal should Colback become available, it just depends how much Newcastle are willing to value him at with one more year left on his contract.
With money tight at St James’ Park and Mike Ashley unable – or not wanting – to give Benitez a big warchest, Newcastle need all the money that they can get so there’s a chance that they could pocket a decent fee.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies must swoop for this Premier League centre-forward in the summer after reports of a mass exodus.