Newcastle After Argentine International Center-Back

News in the People today that Newcastle United are again interested Deportivo La Coruna’s £10M-rated Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini.


Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle also interested last summer

There was news last summer and even before that, that Newcastle were tracking the Argentine International who looked very good playing for Argentina in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Newcastle and Manchester City are said to be battling it out for Fabricio, whose agent will talk with both clubs this coming week.

Collocini is 6’0″ tall and has appeared 99 times for Deportivo and 27 times for Argentina. He was born in Córdoba, Argentina.

He went to AC Milan in 1999 but was loaned out to a number of clubs before he joined Deportivo in 2004.

Collocini is a good player, but since he’s untested in the Premier League, he would still be a risk in that sense.

We found that out with David Rozehnal last season, who plays very well for the Czech Republic, but was found lacking in the physical part of the game in the Premier League last season.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • seetow

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    WALL VIRGINITY. this guy is sheer class i watched him play for villareal a few seasons ago he’s just fantastic!

  • MarK

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    hes a good defender aye. but man his neck in that pic looks like a friggin tree trunk. he should cut his hair, its not the 70s

  • Steveo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    10m is a huge risk though. id prefer fetching cuellar and dunne for the 10m being quoted to be honest!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    i thought he had already joined barca? would be absoloutley qaulity though

  • toonarmy08

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    would be a great signing ,solid ,strong,not sure about 10mill mind.maybe 5-7mill then yes .One thing 4 sure he would have to get an haircut if he came to the toon ,geordies dont do girlie hairdoos lol

  • Steveo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6

    and bring in michael mifsud from coventry for half a million. exciting forward.. he would provide good back up for our front men

  • euanpolo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    This guy is pretty good, I signed him on FM08 and he has been a rock at the back. I’m not sure about £10m though, maybe £8m. Although we should snp him up before Tottenham hear about him!

  • Gunnar / Iceland

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    This would be an ambitious signing. He’s class.

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Top player, again the type of tough CB we need at the Toon. However i have’nt seen too much of him in recent years, hows his mobility. The reason i ask this is as much as i value and like Taylor i dont think he is the most mobile, solid yes and his reading of the game is ok, but will improve.

  • Leo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    would prefer quellar but he might be good, i just dont know him

  • ToonKing

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Coloccini is a great defender, little short for my taste but great non the less.

    snap him up, 10M is probably a little high but we i’d take anything right now.

  • Hamas

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Would not pick us over City who will likely offer more wages and they’re in the UEFA Cup. If we’re even after him.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Coloccini is quality a proper ball playing but solid cb, unlike Hoofellar.

  • Ashton

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    I would rather sign with Amorebieta for 10 mili

  • toonoholic

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Rob Lee: “If Kevin buys the players and the board back him, it’ll be fine. We could struggle if they don’t let him do that.

    “I think 12 years ago when we almost won the title, Kevin had all of his business tied up before the end of May.

    “He knew which players were coming here and it was all done and dusted.

    “If you don’t get your players in early, you’re on a rocky road because other teams will get there first.

    “With the Euros going on, it only adds to the hold-ups, too.”

    finally some sense .

  • dave

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    sign him will be good
    tottenham might pop out of no were with a bid

  • Midjew

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Sounds good, will be Good JUST to sign someone especially that good.

    I think actually i am SURE he can play as a Defensive Midfielder aswell.

    So thats good!

  • Bill F

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Doesn’t take any prisoners and like most of the Argies has skill with the ball. Should be a
    good-un if we got him. (another if)

  • scottish mag

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    remember KK said he wasnt keen on south americans, but he is quality, thought he said recently he wants to go to barca because nobody can turn them down

  • Tom

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #20

    good player, but how old is he now?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #21


  • shearer 4 pm

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #22

    shows what in idiot souness really was, two seasons back he was offered to us for 2m

    es in my eyes, can play newhere along the back four and in centre midfield

    yes yess yesss

  • JJ

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Always likes this guy, great distributer of the ball and very solid and composed at the back. Would be a great buy!!!!!!

  • robertsa

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #24

    never really watched him but him and cuellar side by side christ they will scare off all the strikers with there curly hair. howay toon get him in cheap then burst the bank to get cuellar.

  • Oga

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Would be hugely impressed if we signed him.

  • MarK

    Jun 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    cuellars hair is short ..its no where near the 70’s do colo has =/

  • tapir

    Jun 1, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #27

    cueallar and gers again stated that no move will happen for him..

    unless somebody pay unlogical money to gers..

    but will MA do it..nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Paper boll**ks again! 🙂

  • Gloryhunter

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #29

    That’s some neck. What size collar does he have?

  • Ausgeordie

    Jun 2, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #30

    He looks like a penis :()

  • Tommy

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    Comment #31

    If he’s as good in real life as he is one champ man and fm08, then get him 🙂


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