Jack Colback could be about to provoke the ire of the Newcastle faithful after struggling to get an opportunity in the first team at St. James' Park this season, despite consistently starting in the Championship last term.
Magpies' manager Benitez said in November: "He’s training with the Under-23s. He knows the situation. We’re working with the players available now. He knew our idea from the beginning.
"We have four or five midfielders. We didn’t want to have six. I don’t want too many players in the same position."
Sunderland's banner for Jack Colback yesterday. pic.twitter.com/gRRgzNJYIt— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) April 6, 2015
It's been reported via the Shields Gazzette, that Colback is interested in potentially returning to the Stadium of Light, as staying within the same region is convenient for the Killingworth-born man.
However his £40,000 weekly wages could prove to be a stumbling block for Chris Coleman and his cash-strapped Sunderland outfit.
As for the Sunderland fans, when the two clubs met proceeding Colback's switch they made their feelings