Martin O’Neill’s sacking at Nottingham Forest could scupper the transfer of Jack Colback, according to a report from ChronicleLive.
The 29-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at the City Ground, where he made 38 appearances in the Championship, scoring three goals and setting up another two.
The report claims O’Neill would have been interested in signing the Englishman, and with just one-year remaining on his contract, Newcastle was prepared to let him leave on the cheap. Transfermarkt value him at £2.7million but, it is believed the Magpies are willing to accept £1million.
However, after less than six months in charge, O’Neill has been fired after his relationship with senior players had deteriorated, according to a report form NottinghamshireLive.
In a strange turn of events, the midfielder may believe he could reignite his career at St James’ Park following the departure of Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard had frozen out the former Sunderland player, but the midfielder may now feel he has a chance to resurrect his career on Tyneside.
Former France international Sabri Lamouchi has been appointed as his O’Neill’s successor and at this point, there are no indications to suggest he would want the midfielder to remain at Forest. The situation is muddier at Newcastle as the search begins for a new manager next week.