The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Fabricio Coloccini’s agent Marcello Lombilla had threatened to report Deportivo President Lendoiro to FIFA, for ruining his player’s career.
Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle historic with great manager
The paper says that Lombilla was also looking to invoke rules that would allow the player to buy out his contract via article 17 in the FIFA transfer rules, before then advising Newcastle United to look elsewhere.
But we think none of that is true, and basically Deportivo President, Lendoira was leaving for Venezuela yesterday, and it was appropriate the two teams accelerated the negotiations, or else be prepared to wait a while to complete the deal.
Newcastle official, Dennis Wise, broke away from the pre-season tournament in Mallorca to conduct further talks, and with a five-year deal now said to be agreed, the move will probably be finalized tomorrow.
Coloccini has been very keen to join Newcastle as he told the Sunday Sun today:
â€œIt will be excellent for me if the move is finally done,â€
â€œThe chance to join Newcastle is not only about money, it is a historic club with a great manager and big ambitions for the season.”
â€œIâ€™ve always loved the Premier League, Iâ€™ve watched many matches on television, itâ€™s sensational.”
â€œThe standard is similar to Spain and Iâ€™m convinced I wonâ€™t suffer any problems adapting . . . Argentinian players are able to play and triumph in any country so I donâ€™t fear the English league.â€
Good that Fabricio knows the Tyneside club is historic – we like the guy already. 😀
And it looks like he’s already talked to Kevin Keegan, but we also hope it’s a lot more than just about money.
The 5 year deal will be a source of great security (and wealth) for the player, but he still has to produce big time on the field for Newcastle United – that’s why we are paying him big bucks after all.
But we think we could well have a gem with this lad – if truth be told.