Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini is expected to be in Newcastle today, to take his medical before he signs for Newcastle United.
Fabricio Coloccini – taking medical today on Tyneside
The Newcastle Journal is reporting that he could be at St. Jamesâ€™ Park tonight to watch the pre-season friendly game against PSV Eindhoven.
If the player has not actually signed his contract Newcastle will probably not parade Fabricio, as they did Habib Beye, after they had signed the Senegal star from Marseilles.
The deal has seemed to have dragged on, but as long as the lad signs with us, thatâ€™s the main thing, and it seems like Deportivo arenâ€™t the best club in the world to do business with, after all.
We hope he passes his medical and signs today, so that indeed the crowd gets a chance to welcome him to Tyneside, because the fans need that little boost in the transfer market.
While heâ€™s untried in the Premier league, a number of Newcastle fans have picked him out as the center-back of choice for Newcastle over the last 18 months or so.
Itâ€™s a pity we couldn’t tie up Jonathan Woodgate in January, it now looks like we could have got a really good central defender in Fabricio, and his attitude again looks first class.
The 26-year-old joined Deportivo from Milan, and was loaned out to Villarreal, AtlÃ©tico Madrid and AlavÃ©s. While center-back is his preferred position, he can also play at right-back and central midfield, so he could be a great addition to Kevin’s squad for next season.
And like many Argentine defenders, he’s a hard tackler, physically strong and tough, which are some of the attributes you need to succeed in the Premier League.
This will be Kevin’s 4th player into the club this summer, and each one of them has been a really good buy for the club.
Gutierrez, Guthrie, Bassong and Coloccini – a winger, a central midfielder and two central defenders.
Now what we need is a left-back, central midfielder and striker, in that order of priority, to set us up for a really good season.
We’re getting there – keep the faith lads and lasses.
Now for an experienced left back to push Jose Enrique.