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Sunderland have aimed a cheap shot at Jack Colback and admitted his exit left a “bitter taste” after Newcastle completed the signing of the Geordie midfielder yesterday.

The resentful Mackems were left to stew last night after losing Colback on a Bosman free transfer to their greatest rivals and issued a statement illustrating their disappointment at not recouping a fee for the 24-year-old after nurturing his talent through their academy.

And it was even suggested the boyhood Newcastle fan had indicated that he was prepared to extend his contract at the Stadium of Light only to ruffle the feathers of our Wearside neighbours by penning a long-term deal with the Magpies to fulfil a lifelong dream to wear the Black and White stripes.

“This wasn’t about money – the club agreed to all of the terms demanded of us during discussions and we were always led to believe that »

- Jak Penny

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