The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Fabricio Coloccini hopes to fly into Newcastle today and join Newcastle United, as we reported earlier today.
Fabricio Coloccini – flying into Newcastle today
The Evening Chronicle is saying there are still some small things to work out before Coloccini finally completes his Â£10M move from Deportivo La Coruna.
We really hope they can be worked out today, so the lad can sign on the dotted line.
Coloccini is said to be desperate to join his international colleague and friend Jonas Gutierrez on Tyneside, but the deal is certainly taking an inordinate amount of time to be completed, that’s for sure.
Coloccini was still in Spain when he talked to the Evening Chronicle:
â€œI went into train with the Deportivo players who were left behind to keep up my fitness and pace.”
â€œThere are still things to be discussed with Newcastle, but hopefully I will be there soon for a medical and I will be able to sign for them.â€
Quite honestly we have no idea why it takes this long to sign a player.
Yes, these contracts can be complicated these days, but it just shouldn’t take this long.
Let’s hope he signs soon – so we can be off signing other players we still need before the end of this month.
Both Coloccini and Gutierrez have just been named in the Argentina squad for a friendly with Belarus in Minsk on August 20th, but since it is only a friendly, don’t be surprised if Keegan wants both of them to stay on Tyneside.
That’s assuming we do eventually sign Coloccini of course.