Talks underway: Wolves in last-gasp bid to sign PL enforcer - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Wolves are holding discussions with Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback this summer, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Championship side are seeking to land the 27-year-old on a season-long loan move before the transfer window shuts on Thursday.
The newspaper reports that midfield enforcer Colback is no longer required at St James’ Park after falling out with manager Rafa Benitez.
The report claims that Championship side Hull City are also interested in the midfielder but the player is keen on a move to Molineux as he believes that they are the more ambitious project.
The Englishman has not featured in any of the matchday squads for the opening competitive games of the new season for the Magpies.
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The midfielder played an important role in helping the Tyneside club achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League last season, featuring in a total of 34 matches in all competitions.
Colback’s current contract at St James’ Park expires in two years.
Football Insider verdict
This appears to be a deal that would be beneficial to both parties. Wolves have enjoyed a fantastic start to the Championship campaign and the majority of their summer signings have excelled. It seems that Colback does not have a future at Newcastle after failing to patch things up with Benitez therefore a chance to play for a promotion-chasing Wolves side is not too much of a disappointment this season. The midfielder has already shown that he has the experience of helping a side achieve promotion and his inclusion to the Wolves squad could potentially be a shrewd piece of business come the end of the season.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies have made a last-gasp approach for this Serie A enforcer.