Date: 12th August 2019 at 12:00pm
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Jack Colback and Rolando Aarons could leave before the end of the month and may opt for a switch to a club in , according to the Shields Gazette.

The newspaper claims that both players were left out of Newcastle’s Premier League for the first half of the and as they are unable to join a club in the English , they could be in for a move north of the border, where the transfer window is still open.

Colback spent the last season and a half on loan at while Aarons has had temporary spells at Hellas Verona, Slovan Liberec and in the last couple of years.

OPINION

Newcastle need to try and get rid of both of these players before transfer windows in Europe, and Scotland, slam shut at the end of the month. Colback has never appeared like he would get much of a chance for Newcastle in the Premier League while was in charge and even though played him a few times in pre-season friendlies, the current Magpies boss is unwilling to use the former Sunderland midfielder as well. According to statistics website Spotrac, Colback is earning £35,000-a-week at St James’ Park. If Newcastle fail to sell him before the January transfer window opens, that means that the club will have paid £700,000 in wages to Colback without even being able to play him in Premier League matches. Newcastle need to at least try and cut their losses on the midfielder so maybe sending him out on loan and paying part of his wages rather than all of them is a good option. It’s hard to see Rangers or Celtic wanting a player like Colback so it might have to be a team like Aberdeen, Hearts or who snap him up.