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.
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