Leeds have today been linked with Newcastle’s out-of-favour midfielder Jack Colback. The midfielder has drifted from the plans of manager Rafa Benitez since the side were promoted back to the Premier League and Leeds have apparently had scouts down at the under 23’s games to assess the player.
The 28-year-old was a key part of the Newcastle side who won the league last season and like Vurnon Anita Leeds could well try to secure a deal for the player who is certainly capable and experienced at this level of football. The season that Newcastle went down Colback was one of the only players who the fans didn’t turn on at St. James and Sunderland fans weren’t happy when the player was allowed to leave the club on a free transfer. Leeds have just come off the back of a 4-1 defeat which means we have lost ten of our last twelve league games which is a remarkable and horrific stat, and some experience in January probably wouldn’t hurt, Colback fits that bill.
Leeds currently have Ronaldo Vieira, Kalvin Phillips, Eunan O’Kane and Matty Klich all on the books. Vieira has been playing the better of them all recently but was sent off last night, O’Kane’s form has dipped dramatically and Klich can’t get a game at all despite looking like a very good player in pre-season and cup games. Leeds need some players in January, and Colback wouldn’t be a bad buy at all, the blend of foreign talent and British is key in the league and we saw that last night with Wolves who had some of both in their side. January will be a very interesting window for the club.