Former England international claims Championship clubs 'put off' signing Newcastle United outcast

Former England defender Danny Mills believes Championship clubs are being put off signing Newcastle United outcast Jack Colback due to his high wages.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 11:45 am
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 8: Danny Mills speaks during the FA Chairman's England Commission Press Conference at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

The pundit, speaking to Football Insider, believes Colback could be a star in the second tier – but cash is a potential stumbling block.

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“He’s a decent player. Is he good enough to step into a Premier League side and play week in, week out? Possibly not, but he could do a fabulous job in the Championship but I’m guessing his wages are quite high. That’s probably put off a lot of clubs,” said Mills.

“As we know, Newcastle are unlikely to fund part of that deal and help anybody out. A quality player that will have to bide his time. You expect him to be a Steve Bruce kind of player; hard working, just get on with it.”

Colback could leave United with transfer windows across much of Europe remaining open until tonight.