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Jack Colback joins Newcastle from Sunderland

Jack Colback said he hoped Sunderland fans would understand why he has accepted a free transfer to his hometown club, Newastle United.

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Alan Pardew "extremely pleased" to sign Jack Colback

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew said he was "extremely pleased" to sign Jack Colback from local rivals Sunderland.

"I'm extremely pleased to have brought Jack to Newcastle United."He's a great passer, versatile and rarely gives the ball away. He's also a local lad and knows exactly what playing for this Club means."And at 24 years old, his best years are ahead of him so I think he'll be a big asset to us."

– Alan Pardew

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