When Coloccini was appointed Newcastle captain, one thing that did cross our minds was that he will not be sold this summer.
Fab Coloccini – I love playing for this football club
There had been some news that Seville were after the Argentine International a few weeks ago, and there was some renewed speculation yesterday that indeed Seville are ready to bid for the £8M rated Argentine defender.
And it’s not surprising that Coloccini has today rubbished talk of him leaving Newcastle, as he looks forward to his first season as Newcastle captain.
As we mentioned earlier this morning he is beginning his English lessons again, so he can be better prepared for all the interviews he will undertake as the Newcastle captain.
This is what the 29 year old said today:
“It was a big surprise to get the captaincy but it is also a big present,” “The club has a lot of leaders and I am sure the manager could have chosen any of them to be captain.”
“That’s why it’s a surprise he picked me, but I’m really, really happy to have been chosen. I do not want to leave Newcastle after that. “
“My agent spoke to me earlier in the summer and told me that there were maybe some clubs that were interested in me, but I am very happy here.”
“I love the Premier League and I love playing for this football club. I always wanted to stay because leaving this summer never entered my mind.”
The defender is very aware of the responsibilities that come with him being the Newcastle captain, and we expect the player to lead by example, as he has done over the last two seasons, without wearing the armband.
It’s clear Fabricio is taking the captain’s job seriously, and it will be good to see his first interviews as Newcastle captain, which should be on the current tour of America.