Newcastle United have finally completed the signing of Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini.
Fabricio Coloccini signs a 5 year deal at the club
The 26-year-old defender has finally signed a five-year contract at St. James’ Park after arriving from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.
He will wear the number two shirt, as was widely commented on by readers on this site yesterday – since his shirt with his name on and number 2, on was for sale by the club.
The deal has now been reported on the official web-site so it’s official – at last.
Fabricio began his career with the youth team of Argentinos Juniors where he made his professional debut in 1998 with Boca Juniors.
The following season he moved to AC Milan but spent most of his five years at the San Siro out on loan before returning to Milan, playing once, and then moving permanently to Deportivo.
It now remains to be seen of Kevin will draft him into the team at Old Trafford on Sunday, but we think he will, if he’s ready, and we know he’s been training with the lads most of the week.
We expect to get some quotes from the player today, but from what we hear he’s just delighted to join Newcastle United.
In the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Fabricio played twice for Argentina, against Holland and in the losing quarter final against Germany.
Last season, 2007/08, he played every minute of Deportivo’s La Liga campaign, the first player to do so since the 1999/2000 campaign, and that in itself will be good news for Newcastle fans, and we think we’ve got a very good player in Fabricio.
Now when is the next one arriving?