Rafael Benitez puts Jack Colback up for sale at Newcastle United

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United have put Jack Colback up for sale, even though he made 34 appearances this season.

Newcastle United's Jack Colback applauds fans after the match

According to a report in the Chronicle, Rafael Benitez has put Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback up for sale.

Colback was a fairly regular starter for Newcastle last season, as they earned promotion to the Premier League.

However, Benitez has decided to be ruthless with his squad - with a number of players set to depart.

Jack Colback of Newcastle United

Newcastle could offload a whole host of their squad, who Benitez has deemed could struggle in the Premier League.

And Colback has reportedly been made available, after failing to convince the Spanish boss.

Colback is yet to fully win over the supporters at St. James’ Park, after a series of middling performances.

Leeds United's Souleymane Doukara in action with Newcastle United's Jack Colback

Colback has added steel to Newcastle’s midfield, but there are question marks over his ability in possession.

And with Newcastle likely to strengthen in midfield over the summer, Colback’s position in the team is now under threat.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez shakes hands with Jack Colback after the game

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