Nottingham Forest’s attempts to sign midfielder Jack Colback permanently might have hit something of a snag after it came to light that the midfielder is ‘reluctant’ to leave Newcastle United.
The central midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground and boss Aitor Karanka has previously spoke of his desire to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent basis.
Colback made 16 appearances for the Reds, netting once, and Newcastle are extremely keen to permanently offload the midfielder this summer, although the player might dig his heels in somewhat.
A report in the Newcastle Chronicle says: “With Colback on £40,000 per-week at Newcastle, he is naturally reluctant to leave while he still has a year remaining on his deal until a decent alternative offer comes his way.”
Interest is thought to be high in Colback and Forest won’t be the only club interested in securing his services this summer, although his previous temporary spell might see the Reds in good shape should he soften his current stance.
Colback adhered himself to the Forest fans last season with an impressive loan spell at the club.
The central midfielder would be welcome back at the City Ground but it has to be questioned whether or not the club will continue to pursue a player who is seemingly out to earn as much money as possible from his parent club.
Boss Karanka has previously stated his intentions to complete the majority of his transfer business prior to the player reporting back for pre-season training and this stance by Colback might rule him out of a return to the club.
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