West Ham and Newcastle After Fabricio Coloccini

News today, not for the first time, that Newcastle United and West Ham are after Argentine and Deportivo La Coruna center-back Fabricio Coloccini.


Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle interested for over a year

Newcastle were interested in Coloccini last year, and it was thought that  Sam Allardyce would bring him to the Tyneside club.

Newcastle are after at least two center-backs this summer to replace those who have already left the club (Ramage, Rozehnal and Diatta), and Fabricio would certainly fit the bill.

The 6’0″ center-half has been outstanding in La Liga for Deportivo last season, and both West Ham manager Alan Curbishley and Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan are said to be very keen to get him to the Premier League.

Argentine star Coloccini, 26, is said to now cost around £12M, but that figure was just £4M last year at this time, and we think he could be bought for less than that figure. But it could well be what Deportivo are asking,  and we guess there’s always hope for them that  some club will pay that.

The player himself has admitted he is waiting to see where he will be playing next season.

He said:

“There has been a lot spoken about my future but there have been no concrete offers.”

“At the moment I am thinking about my selection for the Argentina team and then about my holiday.�”

This boy is a very good player and we think he would be a good acquisition for Newcastle.

A brief career overview of Coloccini:

He started his career in the youth team of Argentinos Juniors – made his professional debut in 1998 with Boca Juniors.
In 1999, at the end of the Apertura championship, he moved to A.C. Milan. In 2001 he was loaned to San Lorenzo where he helped the team win the 2001 Clausura tournament.

In 2002 he was loaned to Deportivo Alavés and then to Atlético Madrid later in the same year, before moving to Villarreal CF in 2003 (again on loan) and after finally playing a match for Milan, he moved to Deportivo de La Coruña in 2004.

Since he moved to Deportivo de La Coruña he has played 99 games for the Spanish club and scored 6 goals.

He has represented Argentina since 2003, and played for them a total 27 times and scored one goal.

Comments welcome.

48 comments so far


    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1


  • broon ale

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    dodgy hair

  • Hammy

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    dodgy nose, that chin doesn’t look real either…

  • broon ale

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    bum chin

  • James

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Far better than any other defender we have been linked to

  • Steve

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    so what hes got a bum chin! hes there to play football! not for you to bloody admire his looks…panzees

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Exactly just get him, and he can dribble out defence not hump the ball upfield.

  • 51times

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Quality defender, worth the money.

  • Marat18

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    if we sign him, hair-cut clause has to be included in his contract.

  • Toony Montana

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    He could wipe his arse and blow his own nose at the same time but I would love to see him at the Toon – Cant see it though!!!

  • Joe Aussie

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Just playing Devils Advocate here; If he is so good why has he been loaned out so many times?

  • Martin

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Is it just me or is there a real Terry Mac resemblance? Stick a tash and dye his goldy locks grey and Terry could have some explaining to do to Mrs Mac…

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Because Mulan bought him when he was like 17 and he wanted regular football, they contnued buying good defenders and he didnt realy become as good as he is now till the last 3 years.

  • Marat18

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Joe Aussie,
    may be because AC Milan had Nesta-Maldini in the heart of defence?

  • mozza

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    good age as well 26, plenty of good years in front of him

  • Kash2

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Class defender, who always seems to be happy if he plays week in week out. And as Tom said, good on the ball too.

  • James

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #17

    The best thing about getting him is that it is about time we had A PERM BACK IN A TOON SHIRT ! 🙂

  • dick

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #18

    please dont put any more players who the toon are linked to on this web site untill we start to sign players,i’m just getting totally confused and depressed

  • M Ongsson

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #19

    we shudden sing im, ee loks lick me grannie, innit

  • broon ale

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    purple strips and perms.. how very camp

  • Spyro

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #21

    what a signing this would be, class player

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #22

    dick- if u dnt like reading about it u know wat to do dnt u!!!!

  • Paul

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes-Yes-Yes!!! This move would be great, not only for the defense, but would let Faye move into the DM position he should be playing.

  • craig chisholm

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #24

    he’s 27 i thought not 26? anyway, there is more chance of us lot on this site clubbing together and raising 12 million than our board. He is class but he does not fit the mould what ashley is after, ashley wants cheap and young. this guy is older and fairly expensive. besides, he has a face like a bucket of smashed crabs.

  • 51times

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Paul – Faye can’t pass, so why would he play as a DM?

  • walker

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #26

    im spartacus…..

  • Ashton

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    He played the hole 90 minutes a gainst brazil two days ago he was class + keept a clean sheet

  • Paul

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #28

    51: I could be wrong ( not for the first time ) but I thought Faye played in midfield for Senegal. I also think that others have voiced the opinion that he might be OK sub-ing for Nicky Butt and at some time, making the position his own. Just a thought.

  • kris

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Awsome player ive seen him play loads of times very steady,would love it if we got him but at the same time its just speculation so no need to get excited.

  • Leo

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    yeah faye is decent in DM position

    i have to say if any of us are going to sign him it will be newcastle

    THEN in a couple of years west ham can have him… thats what was happening in the recent past

  • micepie

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m usually positive about all players we might buy, and I’d be pleased with Coloccini. I don’t especially want us to bid for Anton Ferdinand though. Hope Villa get him!

  • natedawg

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    iam spartacus

  • ToonTex

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Isn’t his knee dodgy, like real dodgy? The hair would be a good addition. But the knee — what do we know of the knee?

  • mozza

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    al second that mince pie he’s overated and another dyer bling bling merchant and god knows we’ve had enough of them

  • Nobby's Dad

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #35

    25 51times // Jun 20, 2008 at 12:51

    Paul – Faye can’t pass, so why would he play as a DM?

    The times Faye played as a DM he was very good and happy to collect the ball from Given and move out of defense with it.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    ToonTex – He didnt miss one minute of football this season.

  • 5 belly

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle have agreed a fee for arshavin. get yourselves to the ground for 5;oo lads. wooohoooo

  • ToonTex

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #38

    thanks TT — I would prefer Cuellar, but I will be happy with anyone at this point. Get’em in Boys!

  • robertsa

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #39

    would love our possible new back 4

    beye wierd nose
    collocini bad hair and bum chin
    cuellar bad hair
    rat surname of a dirty rodent

    they will scare off all the opposing strikers. get all of the defence work done kevin.

  • seetow

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #40

    lol nice one robertsa. hahahaha


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