As per the Chronicle, Leeds United are very much interested in bringing frozen out Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback to Elland Road this month having scouted him in November according to the same source.
The 28-year-old has had to play for the Toons under-23’s since falling out with manager Rafa Benitez, and has now been told to leave as the club look to get rid of his £40,000-a-week wages.
Leeds, alongside Aston Villa, are said to have strong interests in recruiting Colback, and his quality at Championship level is obviously a huge reason why.
The former Sunderland star has 250 league games under his belt, with 71 of those coming for Ipswich Town and Newcastle in the division.
Colback was very instrumental in the Toons’ return to the topflight last term, featuring in 21 league games and impacting heavily in a box-to-box midfield role.
While Leeds are well-stocked in deep midfield, Colback’s experience and quality could help provide the depth needed to finish the campaign on a high.
The Englishman helped Newcastle achieve their mission last term, and it could be Leeds’ turn to benefit from his promotion-assuring services.