Coloccini’s Agent Tells Newcastle To Look Elsewhere


Setanta Sports is reporting that the agent of Fabricio Coloccini has told Newcastle they will have to look elsewhere for a new defender.

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Fabricio Coloccini – whoops – sorry I kicked you in the head Lionel (Messi)

His agent, Marcello Lombilla, who is somewhat outspoken to say the least, is claiming the Deportivo La Coruna star is another example of slavery in football (oh well – we suppose he’s doing his best to get the transfer through).

Newcastle United have had a very good bid rejected for the Argentine international, who is desperate to make the move to Tyneside, where he will at least double his current wages.

Deportivo’s President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro is being a little greedy in trying to get at least a €12M (around £9.6M) fee for the player and Marcello Lombilla believes it could scuttle the transfer. Newcastle have already offered £1M below that figure, but are said to not be budging on that figure.

Lombilla told El Ideal Gallego:

“I spoke to the directors of Newcastle to explain to them and told them that they should look for another player because I know what their limit is and I know they can’t afford the money Lendoiro is asking for.”

Lombilla continued with an attack on the Deportivo President, using the comments of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this summer by accusing Lendoiro of slavery.

“Three years ago he promised us that if there was an offer of €10M for Coloccini, the player would be able to go,”

“Last summer he didn’t let him go to Zaragoza and now that we have a major offer, it’s the same.”

“Slavery was abolished years ago. Will Lendoiro have the conscience to be able to sleep easy after ruining the career of a player?”

You can’t say Fabricio’s agent isn’t doing all he can to get the transfer through, which of course would be good for his client, good for Newcastle and very good for himself.

We still think that Newcastle are in with a good chance of getting the player – and hope that doesn’t put a bad spell on the deal.

Comments welcome.



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225 comments so far

  • JonGoodwyn

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Dont mind too much, dont think we were after him because we signed Bassong. His agent was too blunt, he just wanted a better deal for his player, too much about money.

    Now the new Nesta will get more of a chance 🙂

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  • Spyro

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    dont know whats going on with this transfer, is it done? Are they still trying? Is it out of the question?

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    We would absolutely hate his agent if this guy was representing one of our players. 🙂 I think Depor is greedy, but it’s also hard for me to decline the fact that the agent has gone too far with his comments.

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Kader won’t get ahead of taylor or feye. Let’s hope he buys his contract as that will be a laughing matter for there president saying be lost him for half newcastle offered.

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  • Linktoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    just because we’ve signed bassong doesnt mean we wont get another CB, wud a 1.5 mil metz player really be the solution we need for our useless defence? personally i think he is a better prospect than taylor and faye but if we got collocini aswell i reall think we may have sorted our back fur after all these decades

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  • Peter

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    I think the agent is an overacting type who is making it seem like more than it is just so he can complain and get Newcastle to cough up more money.

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  • ToonKing

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #8

    feck this……they can’t afford it ?? i know what their limit is ?? we can’t pay 10M for a player ?? i’m frustrated in som many ways right now……..

    Does Newcasstle United not have 10M for a player any more ?? a club that was setting the transfer record of the world not so long ago………

    Does Deportivo president and board have any sense at all ??? what do they have to gain by not letting Collocini go ?? he will just get angry and maybe refuse to play and buy he’s contract out…….

    insane, and all this over a lousy million…….

    i officially lost all hope………….

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  • Milo

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    This is rather annoying, hes a great player and him and faye would be flipping amazing together! CAN WE HAVE CENTRAL MIDFIELDER NOW PLEASE!

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  • toonyloon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #10

    I think this is just a ploy by the agent to tell Deportivo to accept the offer. He’s trying to make out that they [Deportivo] won’t get another deal as good as ours.

    I still think the transfer will go through..

    SO DON’T PANIC

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  • Michael

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom Toon, I doubt very much that Bassong has been signed instead of a player like Coloccini.

    This is just a tactic from the agent to try and force Deportivo’s hand.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12

    When will this end FFS!! ive been nothing but optimistic,never had a bad word to say,BUT come friday; we dont have any new players of quality(so they can have a proper pre-season) its gona be yet another F** Fantastic season,for us LONG LONG suffering Magpies fans 🙁 So sick of all this GUTTER PRESS – SPUD fans)

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  • WesToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #13

    @ ToonKing….agree with you there mate…so sick of this fecking transfer window…wake me up when its over…cant take this anymore

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Right, have fun blogging, ill be back in force in one week hoping for a few new players. Off to my house in spain 🙂

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  • ED

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Surely if he’s so desperate to move, he will buy out his contract??

    i really hope this move still happens, he’s a much better player than any of our defenders.

    Off-topic, i still feel we need a creative midfielder, but all of the current emphasis is on the defence. Now this may be neccessary, but we still don’t have much creativity in the middle.

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  • filthy mag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Have a good break Tom toon.

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  • Penalty-Spot

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m sick in the stomach of footballers being compared to slaves. Situations can be difficult nad in some cases career changing, but slaves? Don’t these people actually know anything about slavery historical or current. If only they knew the horrors they’d keep their gobs shut.

    On a footballing note I think the transfer will go through, probably a buy-out, followed by a court case.

    Anyway I’m off to buy someone to make me lunch…

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Sounds like bad news that..I sensed this would happen.
    Why don’t we just pay the extra million and move on to the next target..this deal should have been nailed to the door ages ago…Bet spurs nail this one like I predicted yesterday.

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  • Kaler

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    You have a house in spain?

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  • neeraj

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    no probs
    we have got another decent player hope he does well
    now i would like to see hi partnering taylor rather then feye with either of these two

    bey/ger tayl/edg bas/feye enriq/bas/kad

    probably need another left back rather then having a make shift like zogbia or any one else

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  • JP...from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Spot on Michael. If we still have any luck in us we will land Coloccini.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Well ye, well its my parents but me and my mates are taking over it for a week 🙂

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  • Barry Cock

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #23

    NUFC.com reported that NUFC will no longer negociate with the dodgy Depo owner and that any deal will have to be finalised by Coloccini’s agent and Depo La Coruna.

    Setanta TV are spouting crap in my opinion.

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  • Matt

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #24

    His agent sounds like a muppet. I still think the deal will go through one way or another.

    It’s not a case of Newcastle not being able to afford him it’s them putting a limit on the level of talent they’re willing to aquire for over 10m which is just good sense. You don’t buy someone for more money than they’re worth. Unless you’re Sunderland.

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  • Barry Cock

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Its not the agent thats the muppet , its the greedy Depo owner.

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  • mushy

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #26

    @tom toon

    Kaler’s surprised you have a house in Spain.
    I’m surprised you have some mates.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #27

    mushy – thanks for that, i actually have a fair few so much that about 14 of us are robably going to italy for 2 weeks next year.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #28

    The deal may still go through. The stench of greed reeks all over this so-called transfer. I do
    not see this so-called recruitment team achieving anything. It is obvious that Ashley and his crew are completely at sea in the football world. It seems that way anyway. When do we hear Metz have pulled out too? Why cannot KK, Cox, Hughton and Co go out and get what we need? KK is a shrewd man in a deal and
    would not blow cash on shite! We are in need of horses for courses – just because Ashley sells some football boots it does not mean he is a soccer management maestro.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Get the feeling the Bassong deal not yet announced because it’s either him or Coloccini and the Toon are giving Colo one last effort.
    Can’t see any other reason for not announcing Bassong. I hope I’m wrong but I can’t see us signing both.

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    sirjasontoon………pay the extra million? What like in Shepherd’s day when it wasn’t his money but the banks?There comes a point when we have to be realistic. The papers are saying the president accepted our bid – then the next day upped it by 2 million Euros (so £1.25 million).

    If say you go to buy a car for £1,000, agree the price, then the seller says it’s 1,500 do you just pay the cash and move on?? I doubt it.It’s a game which is being played out in the open. I’m sure this sort of posturing goes on all the time. The buying team have just got to keep their nerve and I’m sure we’ll get our man.

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  • mushy

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #31

    That must be costing you a fortune. How much do mates cost these days?

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Tom Toon – do you insist that your friends always agree with you?

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #33

    if we lose out on this deal bcoz of a measily 1 mill then next season we will be a laughing stock….and badly struggle….wtf is ashleys problem….im on my two weeks hols and i hope to christ its not gonna be two weeks missed this one,missed that one….arrrrrrrghhhhh

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  • brownrob

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #34

    It just struck me…

    Is fernando, agnetha, oliver etc that anaconda guy that is a tool on the BBC toon messageboards?

    If it is, its sort of sad…

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  • Davies

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Have a nice time Tom_Toon, and don’t trash the place.

    I’m glad we’re not budging on price. Deportivo still owe us from playing this stupid greedy game a couple of years back with Luque.

    Anyone saying we should cough up the extra money, have a word with yourself. We’re not in the fat Freddy era anymore. Augusto Cesar Lendoiro is a proper cockend.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Mates are £6 an hour these days.

    MAG PIE – They dont wanna see me angry 🙂

    No, when i state my opinion i say it quite forceful that is all, nobody has to agree, but i ca see it comes across as arrogant.

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  • brownrob

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #37

    normski, if we offered the 1m ive a feeling he would want another 1m… thats what he did before

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Re the Coloccini thing. Did Ashley not do the same thing to Hammers over Dyer?

    What comes around……

    Also – did we tap him up? Obviously we were negotiating with his agent but what about his club?

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  • Kaler

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Nobbys Dad –

    Or somebody else will step in with the extra mil and get our man. Probably the fecking spuds.

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  • mushy

    Jul 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #40

    £6 an hour? You can get a woman for that. You should try it someday.

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