Martin O'Neill comments on signing Newcastle's Jack Colback

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The Newcastle United midfielder has spent the guts of two years on loan at Nottingham Forest.

Newcastle's Jack Colback during the pre season friendly between Hearts and Newcastle on July 14, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jack Colback's Newcastle United career could be officially over 'in the next few weeks' according to The Northern Echo.

The Nottingham Post reported on the weekend that Nottingham Forest would sign him up on a permanent basis this summer.

Colback has enjoyed two season-long loan spells at Nottingham Forest, having not kicked a ball for Newcastle under Rafael Benitez in two years.

And it looks like Reds boss Martin O'Neill might be all for a permanent move.

 

The former Republic of Ireland manager said regarding Colback, as quoted by The Northern Echo: "I have a fairly decent idea in my mind of what we want to do."

Getting rid of the 29-year-old makes total sense for Newcastle.

Colback is about to enter the final year of his Magpies contract [The Northern Echo]. This is a £50,000-a-week player [The Chronicle] so Benitez would free up some £2.6 million on the wage bill if O'Neill snaps him up.

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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