Valencia After Coloccini – Tiote Back On Tyneside

There is another report in The Sun today that Valencia are interested in Newcastle’s Argentine captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Fabricio Coloccini – Valencia interested again

Fabricio still has two years left on his lucrative contract at Newcastle, which is said to be worth about £75k/week, and the worry we have is that Mike Ashley could unload him if a suitable offer comes in, to get him off the wage bill.

And that could happen even though Fabricio is now the new captain at Newcastle.

Seville were the first club said to be interested in the Argentine International earlier this summer, but this is at least the second round of reports about Valencia’ s interest.

And since Coloccini will have just one year left on his contract next summer,  we wonder what will happen at that time, and whether Newcastle will try to sell him so they can at least get something for him, rather then lose him as a free agent the following summer.

We do have some concerns about Coloccini, but maybe they are unfounded.

And Alan Pardew was simply delighted to get Cheick Tioté back onto Tyneside yesterday, after the midfielder had been in Accra, Ghana for more than a week, but he did get his visa renewed, so it was a successful if rather long trip.

Alan said today:

“It’s great that Cheick is back with us as we continue the build-up to the weekend,” 

“He’s missed a little time with the rest of the players after our pre-season tour of the United States but one of our physios, Derek Wright, has been with Cheick and has been working with him extremely hard.”

Cheick will not be any problem for Alan, and we look forward to seeing the Ivorian in the starting line-up against Arsenal on Saturday evening, that game has a 5:30 pm kick-off time.

Wonder if he can get his second goal for Newcastle against Arsenal?

Cheick’s first goal for Newcastle in the 89th minute of that now famous February game against the Gunners, which ended up 4-4, is now completely etched into the history of Newcastle United.

Comments always welcome.

38 comments so far

  • dannyhunt

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    if we lose colo, any ounce of respect for the nufc board will have completely dried out

  • pardew no 1

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    he will stay 3 days to go 🙂

  • dannyhunt

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    oh, 1st? first time for everything! as for 75k a week, wasnt he brought in under the MA regime anyway? or have i got that wrong??

  • Markaccus

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    50 mil for our captain please. in other words, eff off you greasy paella munching spicks. Cant see them paying 75K a week for him o top of a huge xfer fee. Surely paper talk?

  • h-train

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see him going…next year on the other hand

  • Thump

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    @danny: Yes he was. Ironically, he was one of the players who huffed Keegan when he was brought in.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    He’ll be available next summer no doubt, but finding someone to pay his wages could be interesting…

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    dont think Valencia will be ready to offer the sort of wages he is getting now

  • beardsleys chin

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    testin oot me new fone and this will be me 2nd posting. Al write summit later wen a na this has worked

  • dubzy

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    sell him an get scott dann in

  • archaeomag

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    “but one of our physios, Derek Wright, has been with Cheick and has been working with him extremely hard”

    Wow – hasDerek Wright been Baby sitting Tiote out in Ghana – I’m impressed!

  • magpie6699

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Non-starter for me. a) he is settled here (family). b) he’s now captain and c) he’d have to take a hell of a wage cut. Thought Valencia were skint?

  • Shot Bru

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    ….i have a feeling Enrique, Colo and Jonas will all be on their bikes before the end of the January window.

  • dave 1961

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #14

    has someone paid off Valencia’ s £500m+ debts as they owe tax bills going back to the 90s so unless we give him away and pay his wages I doubt this is true

  • wynsleap

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    To sell Colloccini would be suicidal.
    It wouldn’t make any sense at all. The guy is not just our new captain but a tremendous player. Cool and collected and sheer class and probably one of the best defenders I’ve seen in well over 50 years of watching this club.
    How much would it cost to adequately replace him (which would be difficult)?
    If this happens I fear for the Toon this season without him holding things together at the back.
    It’s unthinkable but there again we are talking about halfwits running this club.

  • YoYo Yohan

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Ashley was in charge when Keegan signed Colo and Jonas, 2 very good signings I must say.Jonas for 2 Million or something wasn’t it?

    He isn’t going anywhere.

  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Supposedly there has been interest in Colo for months now. If we were gonna look to move him on then no way would he have been made Captain. In a years time we will probably look to recoup a transfer fee for him but who will match his wages?

    Any chance of another one through the door before Saturday?

  • DanTheMag

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Just the sun making rubbish up again, can’t see our captain leaving us,
    Other news is Shola has signed a 2 year extension, I’m happy he has for one!,,11678_7091133,00.html

  • neil

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #19

    At 12 Magpie6699 – Couldn’t have put it better myself

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #20

    Old news rehashed to cause another stir

  • kingkev9

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #21

    YoYo- after a tribunal we had to pay £6m for Jonas.

    I hope and pray colo stays. Jose will 100% go in the next two weeks though, he is going to Liverpool and they know the longer they leave it the cheaper he will be.

  • chris_g

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Erm, did anyone actually read the Sun ‘story’? It says:

    “NEWCASTLE defender Fabricio Coloccini is eyeing a move to Valencia.

    His agent, Marcello Lombilla, has met Toon chiefs and the Spanish club are ready to pay £5million.

    Coloccini, 29, however, wants a three-year deal and £40,000-a-week wages”

    So Colo, who is our captain and said to be on about 75K/week wants to move somewhere else for 40K/week?

    Yeah, right

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Changing the thread a bit I see Richardson scored for Orient last night in their Carling Cup match

  • SincerelySamuel

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24

    @#4 thats disgraceful and racist your ignorance is very disappointing ED tht comment is offensive my 12 year old spanish cousin reads this blog

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Its all paper Talk ….

  • ichrisho

    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    @4 Thats a shame mate… No racism thanks.

    Its all paper talk trying to break our good mood…. its bull – no worries on that. If £25m came our way maybe.


    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Shot bru, I fear that may happen also. I still think there will be key departures before the end of the window, just not too damaging I hope?!

  • ichrisho

    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Unless Valencia offer him more than 75k a week and the captaincy – I cannot see him going anywhere. No way it was defo a condition by his agent to be captain so as to confirm that he would stay.

  • Spartan

    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #29

    I’ll only get concerned when Pardew issues a statement categorically stating that Colo is not for sale.


    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #30

    when i first heard pardew made collo captain i just wondered was it a tactic by the manager cos he feared the fat man might sell him and if he does now the fans cant criticise the manager for it as its quite clear he wants to keep him thats why hes made him captain. just a thought.

  • ichrisho

    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #31

    @30 – Youre right – AP did this to protect his team. I think personally that any player at the club is up for sale at the right price. We know that from Carroll and others from the past.

  • Burni

    Aug 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #32

    lets be honest what markaccus said is as racist as saying were a bunch of slimy fish and chips eating brits…. howay with ur PC ness man!!!! lighten up please that is not racism its stereotyping

  • ichrisho

    Aug 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Its racism dude – Simple. A spick is a bad racial term which any one who uses it should be ashamed.

  • Dondatta13

    Aug 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus // Aug 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM #4 = Racist comment. You don’t need to go there fella.

    Burni #32, its blatent racism mate, please don’t think that it’s in anyway acceptable.

    Let’s keep it football related guys, I love reading this blog!!!

  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 10, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Let’s keep this about football, not race realated put-downs.

    I don’t think this is true, esp. if it’ come from The Sun. No other reputable source has mentioned this story so I really don’t think there’s anything in this one. From what I gather he’s settled and enjoys his football here, plus he’s been given the captaincy, would be a stupid time to think about moving. Fingers crossed this is just nonsense.

  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 10, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Burni @ # 32 While I agree that it is not racist as the Spanish are of Corsican description the same as most Europeans but it is extremely bigoted and not at all amusing.

    In fact it shows a rather low level of intelligence and a high level of xenophobia to post such a remark on an open medium as this blog.

    Markaccus has to be as thick as pig s**t to post remarks like that on a globally read blog.

    Once again a moron exhibiting to the world they are a moron.

  • Twatter

    Aug 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Valencia are heavily indebted and wouldn’t pay out wages or transfer fee. NEXT.

  • JohnNUFC

    Aug 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Agree with all the previous posts about Valencia’s finances.

    They got bailed out by Spanish banks a few years back as they were on the verge of going under, the banks basically said that Valencia as a football club was worth more to them than just winding them up and selling it all up.
    So the banks stepped in and now they call all the shots with their money/finacial management (selling silva/villa etc.).
    75k a week for a player that old? Definitely not.
    Big question is would Colo take a pay cut


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