It looks like Fabricio Coloccini is edging towards an exit from St. James’ Park, and he will hardly be missed.
Fabricio Coloccini – simply not good enough for Premier League
They report in Setanta Sports this morning is that that San Lorenzo, of Argentina, as well as Spanish sides Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested in the 27-year-old center-back, who was good enough in the air and lacked pace to be a success in England.
He did have some tidy games for Newcastle, and was never injured during the season, but he just wasn’t good enough was the bottom line on the Argentine, who has lost his place in the Argentine squad.
The Argentina international joined Newcastle from Deportivo for around £10M last August, but was dropped by Shearer after making a bad mistake against Chelsea, in Alan’s first game in charge.
Coloccini’s agent Marcelo Lombilla is obviously trying to play up his client, as he told Setanta Sports:
“Fabricio is disappointed with Newcastle’s relegation and he wants to play more regularly,”
“We are studying several options, all in Europe.” “The boy does not wish to return to Argentina, even if some enquiries have been made.”
What does “Fabricio is disappointed with Newcastle’s relegation” really mean? Get Me Out Of Here – that’s what it means.
And he played 38 games so he was part of the poor, vastly overpaid team that got relegated, although he wouldn’t probably agree with that assessment.
He just wasn’t good enough for the Premier League is what we found out after shelling out £10M for him from Deportivo. The big question will be how much can we recuperate of the £10M we paid a short 10 months ago for this player -we’ll be lucky to get half of it back.
Another hopeless buy from Deportivo to go with the £9.5M transfer of a certain Albert Luque a few seasons back.
Will the club never learn?