Jack Colback has reportedly informed Sunderland that he will not be renewing his contract with the club regardless of the result of the survival bid.
The homegrown product is out of contract in the summer and has decided it's time to go.
Jack Colback has told #Safc he's leaving this summer, whichever league they're in.Several rounds of talks with Congerton but no resolution.— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) April 10, 2014
Fulham, West Ham & Villa have been sniffing after Colback apparently. Don't think #Nufc are. He'll go for nowt unless it's abroad.— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) April 10, 2014
To be honest, it's no real shock. He's an ambitious young player on the verge of his most important contract of his career. Sunderland don't really look like a club you'd gamble on right now.
More to the point, I'm not sure I care. This squad in its entirety has led us a merry dance for far too long. I've probably never felt more disconnected to any set of Sunderland players in my life. It's not about them being rubbish, I've seen far worse, trust me. They've just repeatedly failed to persuade me that they have even the smallest amount of respect for this club, its fate, and its supporters.
This summer will see a huge amount of players leave and I won't be sad to see the back of any of them, Colback included.