The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that NewcastleÂ United and Deportivo La Coruna have agreed a fee close to Â£10M fee for Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini.
Â Fabricio Coloccini – still not officially signed
That hardly seems like new news, but nevertheless the move will no go ahead once the 26-year-old defender passes a medical at St Jamesâ€™ Park. He also needs to agree personal terms with Newcastle, but we think that’s already been handled with the player and his agent.
Deportivo issued a statement last night on their web-site, saying Coloccini was a Newcastle player and the Chronicle is quoting today the following statement from the Spanish club:
â€œReal Club Deportivo and Newcastle have agreed the transfer of Fabricio Coloccini to the English club.”
â€œThe clubs had reached a verbal agreement last week which was today confirmed in writing.â€
It’s a good job this transfer doesn’t take as long as the normal move – otherwise we’d be hard pressed to bring in even one more player before the end of the season.Â Â 😀
It will only be official once it’s announced on the Newcastle official site , and as we write this – there’s nothing on that site about Coloccini finally signing.
When he does sign, Fabricio will become Newcastle’s most expensive defender ever, taking the mantle from Jonathan Woodgate.