Coloccini Reported To Be Signing For Newcastle Today


We are getting reports from Spain that say Fabricio Coloccini is expected to sign for Newcastle United shortly.

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Fabricio Coloccini – signing for Newcastle today?

There were reports earlier today that his agent had said Newcastle had bid around 10M euro (£8M) for the player, and that the only offer on the table was from Newcastle United.

Coloccini was also withdrawn from the club’s trip to Venezuela for a pre-season camp.

However, the new news seems to be that Deportivo have now accepted the bid from the Newcastle club, so there will presumably now be ongoing negotiations with the player on his personal  terms.

It’s important the club move very quickly before other clubs can move in – but so far so good, although with our experiences this summer, it will not be official until the club announces this on their official web site at www.nufc.co.uk .

But this breaking news has to be so far so good for Newcastle fans – let’s hope we can wrap this deal up today – and sign him quickly.

Comments welcome.



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213 comments so far

  • JOeT

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #1

    bada bada bing! Sign on the dotted line, that perm will be well at home in the north east!

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  • JK Muzzi

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #2

    10 million euros isnt 6 million quid, its more around 8 million.

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  • 51times

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #3

    I can only hope, but I remain sceptical.

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  • Irish John

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    ooo my god brillant news…Will be constantly checking the website today hoping to see himn in the black and white..

    for me, Great news Joey is out, so he could actualy make the opener against united now…Hope this is all put behind him now so we can all move forward with him

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  • Graham

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Apparently he has agreed personal terms (just in the report I know)

    http://footylatest.com/news/news.php?item.1350.4

    This is the kind of player we need to attract the better players in the coming seasons

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Deportivo’s Coloccini will sign for Newcastle today
    Monday 28 July 2008 – 11:45:28 – Click to post or view

    It has just been announced in the Spanish media that Deportivo’s Fabricio Coloccini will sign for Newcastle “in the next few hours”.

    The player and his agent, Marcelo Lombilla, have submitted a formal offer to the club of a transfer of 10 million euros, which is expected to be accepted.

    Deportivo La Coruna are in a financial crisis and are desperate for sales to refill the coffers. This will just be the first of many deals in the coming weeks.

    Negotiations have proceeded quicker than expected and Coloccini could be in Newcastle as early as tomorrow. Newcastle have already agreed personal terms with the player and he will sign a four year contract.

    The only stumbling block to the deal is that Depor want Newcastle to pay the full amount in cash immediately but Newcastle want to pay in instalments. But that is not insurmountable.

    The Argentine international had told the club that he wanted to leave when he came back from the World Cup Qualifying games, and he has admitted that Newcastle have come up with the best offer and has made up his mind fully.

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  • toonfanjonny

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    please be true

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  • Nick Dryden

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed have you not learnt from the Aimar fiasco?
    Say nothing till it’s an absolutely nailed on done deal. I know you are only trying to report current news issues but if this one goes belly up as well, there are going to be a lot more disappointed fans wrongly blaming you again.

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  • Alex

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #9

    This seems like a done deal .LET IT BE SO

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  • greg

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    if Keegan’s involved: signed already

    if it’s Wise Jimenez: off to Spurs

    I just can’t help feeling that Newcastle now have the reputation of being tightwads with wages.

    As a result of this, I don’t think agents are touting their players to us any more. Previously, NUFC would be swamped with videos, portfolios and phone-calls for greasy agents all giving their players the big sell. All the players are being touted to Spurs and Man City.

    Now it’s all Guthries, Chimbondas and ageing players from Europe.

    Not that I have anything against Guthrie, I think he’ll be vital to our success this year

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope so, will only start celebration with some cold beers after it’s a done deal tho.

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  • Graham

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Nick Dryden – whats the point of this site if Ed doesn’t put anything up until its already happend?

    Surely the aim of this site is to encourage debate about whats being said regarding NUFC whether it happens or not. And I dont remember anyone blaming Ed or this site for Aimar not signing

    Keep up the good work Ed

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  • stantos

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    forgive my stupidity, but is this fella any good?

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  • Matt Lacey

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #14

    As far as I’m concerned there’s a lot of speculation around this one again… still, ever the optimist I’ll just sit here and quietly hope for the best.

    It’s a bit of a gamble though, I think – he’s a very aggressive player with a temper, if he turns that into useful qualities then he could be absolutely immense for us.

    Just have to wait and see now…

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  • Graham

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Greg – I’m please that were not being touted for players only interested in money anymore – surely its a good sign for the future.

    The current wage structure will only remain in place until we are involved once again in Europe and subsequently earning more cash. I wouldn’t be suprised if any new contracts reflect this

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  • GordonO

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #16

    So far I have been bitterly disapointed, with the tranfer targets we are getting and beeing linked with.

    Coloccini is an ok player but not a fantastic target.

    My prediction for next season right now is that a relegation battle is what we have to look forward to.

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  • Graham

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #17

    “he’s a very aggressive player with a temper” ……. That rules him out from rooming with Barton for away games then i suppose

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  • Micky Toon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #18

    greg – and your source on this is?

    How do you know that Wise would cock things up? Yet again another post by someone who has an agenda. How do you know Wise wasn’t involved in the Spiderman deal? He more than likely was.

    And, yes we are the only team with a scouting network and every other team in the PL just waits until we unearth the next Drogba, Ronaldo, Rooney, before stealing them from under our noses. If NUFC know how good a player is, especially an established international, you can bet your house every other club in the league also know how good he is.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Can’t be true, too much money spent by MA and apparantly we’re only paying a couple of million a player according to 1 or 2 of the bloggers here anyway !

    Too much press and could be sold elsewhere if we’re not careful, also he’s unproved in EPL so could be a gamble but would be good to have here imo and another Argentinian international. This also means long trips away playing for his team…… pros and cons imo.

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  • NE1

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Lets all buy Colocini wigs!

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  • simon P

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #21

    The Boy who Cried wolf !

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  • Davies

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #22

    NE1, I’ll have one, I’m bald anyway!

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  • ToonEskimo

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Brucey would be proud of that chin…

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  • leeg123

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #24

    supposedly tottenham are interested now

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  • xfer

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #25

    All these nonsense about MA not spending big is coming up again. How can that be when we wanted to pay 16 mil for Modric. Its just antics to sell the papers.

    We will pay, for the CORRECT player.

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  • Rab

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #26

    How good is this guy? do you reckon he will succeed in the PL?

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  • domtoon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Lol JOeT.

    As for those saying this shouldn’t be reported as it’s not official on nufc.co.uk, let me say this – if this were the case, this site would but nothing but an nufc.co.uk commentary website.

    Well, it isn’t!!! It’s the great nufcblog.com where rumours in the press are commented upon and then allowed for us, the fans, to further comment! Ed makes no pretense that this has any truth and often states clearly at the start ‘this probably aint true and yes we’ve had our hearts broken more than once this transfer window BUT, sod it – this is what’s being said, this is what I think – what do you think?’

    Personally, I think it’s bloody great if we get him. Argie international. Got Guttierezz to play alongside, and let’s face it, anyone in the Argie team is gonna be at least half decent.

    Get it done Wisey, man!

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  • joel

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #29

    well,how come it saids on sky sports news this(http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_3875752,00.html)

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  • domtoon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Dont you just wish Spurs would F OFF!!!!!

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  • 51times

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #32

    NE1 – That’s been there since this morning.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Spurs are not interested – they are not trying to buy every player we go after, although I agree, that is hard to believe….

    Wow 2 or 3 more of these kind of signings and we’re on the way up…. How would peeps feel about MA then..? I’ve always said judge at the end of the transfer window…! COME ON

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  • 51times

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #34

    joel – FFS that was last night.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Joel, that’s yesterdays news.

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Do we actually share the same scout team with Spurs?

    It’s just so funny that we always interest in the same players as them, hope the outcome is different this time around.

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  • toonarmy1

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #37

    spurs are going to lose robbie keane to liverpol haha

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Black and White Blood, he hasn’t signed yet… could be similar to Aimar and we are being used to up his price for someone else.

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  • euanpolo

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Collocini will sign, I have a good feeling about this one.

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  • furrygiblets

    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Them Spuds can **** right off tbh

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