The agent of Deportivo La Coruna Argentine star Fabricio Coloccini, has reported today that his player has been offered a move to Newcastle United.
Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle have entered formal bid
The Argentina international, who is rated around the Â£8M figure, has been linked to a host of clubs over the summer, includingÂ Tottenham Hotspur.
However, his agent Marcelo Lombilla has said today that Kevin Keegan and Newcastle have made a formal move to sign the center-back, who is also comfortable at right back.
The agent is reported to have been in talks with the Deportivo President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro in La Coruna yesterday about the move.
And the good news so far is that Newcastle United are the only club who have so far made an offer for the player.
Lombilla told AS:
â€œThe only offer that I received is from Newcastle, which I communicated (to Deportivo),â€
Certainly, it seems that the Spanish press believe that Coloccini is all ready to leave Deportivo, and he has been left out of the trip to Venezuela for his clubâ€™s pre-season camp.
This reminds us a little of the potential deal with Luka Modric (just got a pain in my shoulder), and once bitten twice shy.
We even wish his agent hadn’t said anything until the deal was formally completed, since it will only let other potentially interested clubs in, which of course is what his agent wants.Â Â Oh well.Â Â Â 🙁
So the club will need to move very quickly before other clubs come in – but this sounds like excellent news so far.
We’ll put up a poll on whether our readers think Coloccini would be a good buy at around Â£8M, and while your in our poll corner, let us know your views on our other polls, if you haven’t already done so.
The Newcastle club have been interested in the Argentine since January of last year, when then manager Glenn Roeder registered an interest – and we’ve liked what we’ve seen, so let’s hope we can get him – quickly.