Jack Colback is in line for some serious ridicule after the comments he made shortly after controversially swapping Sunderland for Newcastle resurfaced online.

Colback stunned the Black Cats back in 2014 by running his contract down before leaping at the opportunity to sign a deal with their bitter North-East rivals. 

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However,  Sunderland's courageous 3-0 victory over Everton on Wednesday evening has condemned the Magpies to the drop and the 24-year-old's infamous words have come back to haunt him after they were scattered across social media.

Speaking to ​The Sun shortly after the highly-publicised switch back in 2014, Colback said, "It's important in every player's career to play at as high a level as they can - and at Newcastle I've got a chance to be part of a team really looking to go places.

"If you ask the manager himself, he'll tell you he is looking to really go for it this season and trying to push Newcastle to where we should be, which is high up the table."

The Toon spent an exorbitant amount of money under Alan Pardew searching for success but he eventually left under acrimonious circumstances. 

Since then Newcastle have struggled to find the right balance their squad and they will need to prepare themselves for a mass exodus this summer as they prepare for life in the Championship.