Newcastle In For Deportivo’s Coloccini Again?


Newcastle United have been interested in Argentine and Deportivo La Coruna’s central defender Fabricio Coloccini for over 18 months now, and reports today, in the Independent, suggest that Kevin Keegan and Newcastle may be after him again.

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Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle after him again?

Fabricio would cost around £8M and Coloccini has been known to Premier League scouts over the last few years, but there are some nagging doubts about his suitability for the English game.  Glenn  Roeder first became interested in the player back in January, 2007.

We’ve always liked Fabricio, but it’s difficult to know how big defenders will do in the Premier league, and you must be physical or else you just will not do well, as we witnessed last season with David Rozehnal.

An advantage with Coloccini is that he is versatile, and has played both at right-back and as a defensive midfielder for Deportivo in Spain.

Coloccini is 6′0″ tall and has appeared 99 times for Deportivo and 27 times for Argentina, and he was 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 permanently in 2004.

Coloccini is a good player, but since he’s untested in the English Premier League, he would still be some level of risk if Keegan does sign him.

Coloccini is contracted to Deportivo for the next three years, but the fact that we have just signed another Argentine, Jonas Gutierrez, should help him settle on Tyneside, if he does finally arrive.

Only yesterday, Keegan challenged the club to bring in two defenders, before the squad travels to Mallorca next week.

We’ll have to wait to see if we can achieve that goal, but time is starting to run out in the transfer window, and we just must start bringing some top players to the club.

Comments very welcome.



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91 comments so far

  • Marty

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Good athlete n probably could do well.WAGES????
    What age is he?

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  • Leo

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    LMFAOSFM this is getting beyond a joke with this bloke

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  • Leeg123

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    hes 26 and quality his wages will be around gutierrez wages great to se him in B&W

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  • shearer

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    i hope we pull this off to get over the bitter disappointment of being apparently being knocked back by antos ferdinob!!
    id have been gutted to sign ferdinand because hes is pretty average but mostly cos hes an absolute tool.
    Would love to get Collocini though so i hope this is true!

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    He is too expensive at 8M, isn’t he? Don’t think he will settle for a small financial package too.

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  • geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    id prefer this lad than than rios little bro,lets hope jonas can persuade him to opt for tyneside.

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  • Sandels

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Welcome to B&W shirt!

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  • figsdad

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Spurs are after him so is west ham so we got to get in there quick.

    But carn’t see it myself…

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    I agree a tad too expensive but he would be a first choice defender I feel. And if he wants a left back he will not have enough cash for a mid or striker but atleast in the last few days he is a positive player we have been interested in.

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  • Gunnar / Iceland

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    I would love it if we would land this player.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Aye, quality, let’s have him…But, if it’s in the rags, don’t hold ya’ breath!..

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  • OLIVER

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    hope we get him

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  • broon ale

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    i am hoping that newcastle are encouraged to make some quality signings due to the fact that sunderland are splashing out on 4 players which are not bad at all.

    i hope it serves to encourage our board to make some moves.

    it looks like he has only spent approx 4-5 million so far but brought in 6-7 million by selling players.

    his net spend since he has been here is pathetic.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    oliver, you’re first name isnt Alan by any chance?

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  • Masa

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Solid defender good pace but just cant see it happening..never checked nufc.co.uk as much!

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  • Chris

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Looks like Eren Derdiyok could be on his way to Fenerbahce

    http://footylatest.com/news/news.php?extend.1309

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  • Kiwi Toon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #17

    I think you spelt his name wrong Ed
    Isn’t it “Fabricio Coloccini” not “Fabrico Collocini”

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  • Cyprus-Toon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #18

    We wont get him, either because we won’t spend 8mil on a player or he turns us down due to lack of wages or free suits.. 🙁

    This is feckin depressing!!!

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #19

    I would like to see young Evans from Manu U too. I assume now that the mackems are no longer interested after their recent acquisitions.

    Could be worth a cheeky 5million bid?!

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  • geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    looks like we have missed out on another player people eren derdiyor fenerbahce have had a bid accepted..

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  • kieran

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #21

    any one doing the skysports fantisy league?

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  • The Corner

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Who heard that we were gonna sign Jonas before he signed?……..Who heard that we were gonna sign Guthrie before he signed?

    If its in the papers then its bullshine.

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  • beye the great

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #23

    i hope we get him coz he is really good quality and if there is any manager that can get him settled in and playing brilliant football then it is kev

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #24

    the corner- guthrie was linked with us a few times b4 he signed

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  • liam

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #25

    we’ve been linked with this guy for the last few seasons and every time all it is is paper talk. I can’t see him joining newcastle just like he hasn’t the last few seasons. To put it in a nutshell newcastle are in a real bad situation and i think we are going to struggle to get any class in the squad this summer.

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  • geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #26

    the corner, no one thought we would sign a liverpool reserve player.

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  • figsdad

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #27

    They could be some news today keep a eye on sky sports news….

    wink wink..

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  • figsdad

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #28

    ello corner m8 fancy seing you here. lol

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  • sweendog

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Would be a key signing for Keegan .. then if we sign a top CM, MA would have my support.

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  • geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #30

    figsdad,you know somthing like.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #31

    A good signing and hope it is just not more speculation. Time is running out. I still believe the split setup with Wisee

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  • Hatty

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Ed, Keegan DID NOT challenge the club to bring in two defenders in the next week. There were no qoutes from Keegan. ALAN OLIVER challenged the club to bring in defenders in the next week.

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  • dick

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #33

    8 million , no way the toon are going to pay that for one player. may as well sign 4 championship players for that, because thats where we will be next year

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  • Hatty

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #34

    Keegans latest on transfer (from Newcastle World Interview):

    – he isn’t expecting any news imminentely.
    – working very hard behind the scenes.
    – not just our club – most clubs are struggling to tie players down that will improve their team.
    – doesn’t know how long before a breakthrough, could be a week, ten days, or they could come just before the start of the season.
    – emphasises that everyone’s working hard and it’s just a case of being patient.

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  • David Dutch

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #35

    well here we are again, the new season just around the corner and we are looking to see what scraps the Mackems and anyone else don’t want so we can pick them up. Unfortunately not many players will come for the minimum wage packet so I think Mr A needs to adopt a different attitude regarding players wages. Unfortunately you have to pay the indurty’s going rates if you want the best, of course if you want monkeys they will come for peanuts and the odd bottle of brown. I do not think that the management structure has worked out either, I doubted it from the start as you were taking decision making out of a manager’s hands and the clubs that have tried to do it have reverted back mainly to the old way of doing things. I could just imagine Fergie or Wenger leaving everything to someone else especially someone who has not had the experience of dealing with the right end of the market if we are to be a big club, and someone who will not say no to Mr A ‘cos he wants his ‘cushy number down South. I am afraid fellas unless a miracle happens we are in for another season of medeocrity and maybe KK will call time if he can afford to walk and then we can have Mr Wise as manager I would rather have Gordon Brown, well he is used to losing isn’t he?

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  • Ericles

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #36

    A good signing if…but hope it is just not more speculation. I still believe that the split setup between Wise etc in London and KK and the rest in Newcastle is a recipe for the disastrously slow
    transfer situation. The way things are going we will be challenging the EPL with a skeleton!

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  • Toony Montana

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Anyone know what happened to Bassong???

    Also I here Jaun Pablo Sorin is a free agent – worth a trial?

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  • scott9

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #38

    wud b a great signing a rekon we need to get a move on now i would make a bid for him and nicky shorey then we need a central midfielder and a striker

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  • figsdad

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #39

    Jaun Pablo Sorin how old is he now..

    if we didnt do a deal with frings i doubt we will do a deal with sorin..

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  • geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #40

    lets get it right here lads MA needs to sort out things are were in big trouble,when you have the likes of the scum and hull spending more than you rings alarm bell for me like.

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