News today that Fabricio Coloccini and his advisors will enter into contract talks wioth the Newcastle club in the next couple of weeks.
Fabricio Coloccini – entering contract talks at Newcastle
And we have to think that with his Argentine pal, Jonas Gutierrez, signed up now through the summer of 2015, and with the 29 year-old being handed the Newcastle captaincy last July by Alan Pardew, the Argentine International will be anxious to get a new deal signed.
Of course Newcastle do not have a great track record in signing up top players this year, and they failed to reach agreement with former captain Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, and both have since left the club.
And the problem with Fabricio, who is a folk hero on Tyneside, is that he’s the highest paid player at the club, with wages anywhere between £75K/week and £90K/week, and he also turns 30 in January.
But we have a feeling that Fabricio will be different to Kevin and Joey, and we could all be in for a little bit of a surprise, because we think the talks will be completed fairly quickly.
One reason for that is that Jonas was well paid, and he managed to reach an agreement for a two year extension, presumably with little trouble, and that alone must bode well for Fabricio’s situation.
We know Fab just loves life at Newcastle and if he does sign an extension it would be very well received by the Newcastle faithful, and we have to think he’s keen to sign a new deal to stay at the club.
And of course we’ll not even mention that Newcastle seem to be putting together a very decent side that can only get better as both the new players and the youngsters gel together in the squad.
We love players who love the Newcastle club, and certainly Jonas and Fabricio have always talked in lyrical terms about Newcastle United, the City itself, and the fans.
This is what Jonas said of Coloccini today, and you have to think they’ve both talked about staying together on Tyneside:
“I know Colo very well of course and he thinks the same, he was so proud to be made captain and in my view, I think he is playing the best football of his career – we both have a lot to thank the manager and board for.”
We have a good feeling that Fabricio will announce that he has agreed a two year extension to stay at the club, and that will come sooner rather than later.
We certainly hope that’s the case, because Colo has earned a new deal at Newcastle, and he can become the face of this new Newcastle side.