'Worth the gamble' - Exclusive: Danny Mills tips Newcastle midfielder for January exit
Danny Mills has tipped Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback to seal either a loan or permanent move away from St James’ Park in the January transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Manchester City and England defender says that teams at the bottom end of the Premier League and in the Championship will be looking for options to bolster their squad in the new year and that Colback could be in demand.
The 30-year-old has fallen well and truly out of favour at St James’ Park, the last of his 102 appearances for the Magpies coming back in May 2017.
Having been left out of Newcastle’s Premier League squad completely by Steve Bruce this season, Mills says that he could find himself shipped on loan again after two spells at Nottingham Forest.
Asked if Colback would be on his way, Mills told Football Insider: “Yeah, I’m sure there will be lots of loan deals around.
“We all know that teams at the lower end of the Premier League and the higher end of the Championship get the January and think: ‘Right, who’s available, who can we nick on loan for six months? Even if we pay half the wages, it might be worth the gamble to get somebody in.’
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“There’s always lots of movement around the lower end of the Premier League, higher end of the Championship just trying to do that little bit of business but most of them will be loan deals.”
Colback played 55 times for Nottingham Forest during his two separate loan spells at the City Ground, with a total of 133 Championship appearances under his belt for various clubs.
He is set to be a free agent at the end of the season as he heads into the final months of his contract on Tyneside.
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