The Nottingham Post have today shed some light on Nottingham Forest midfielder Jack Colback’s future beyond the end of the season.

The 29-year-old has been instrumental for the Reds this season during a season-long loan from Premier League outfit Newcastle United.

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It had originally been thought that Colback was out of contract at St. James’ Park during the summer, but it appears that isn’t the case.

Post journalist Paul Taylor offered an update on the impressive performer during his weekly web chat on Nottinghamshire Live, confirming: 

“He (Colback) sent me a message, via one of the other players, last week, to say that he is in fact NOT out of contract at Newcastle this summer.

“Which was a bit of a shock as, when they signed him, all the announcements at the time suggested he had signed a contract that ran until the summer of 2019 – and the Newcastle media had still been reporting as much, until recently.

Forest do have an option to make the move permanent, however.”

Colback has developed a large rapport with the Forest faithful this season.

The combative midfielder gives his all in every game and is comfortably the first name on the team-sheet.

Value for money

The news that he isn’t out of contract with his parent club isn’t ideal. It now means that Forest will have to spend money to bring him to the City Ground permanently.

By the end of this season, it will be two years since Colback last played for the Magpies so it’s unlikely that the fee will be astronomical.

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Whatever the fee, Forest should pull out the stops to make the City Ground, Colback’s permanent home.

If the Reds are serious about reaching the Premier League then the team should be built around players such as Colback.

At 29, he still has several years ahead of him and his signature would be worth every penny.

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