It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew is trying to sign up 29-year-old Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini.
Coloccini has scored five goals for Newcastle – this was one of them
Colo’s name came to mind as soon as we saw that rather surprising news earlier this week that his Argentine colleague, Jonas Gutierrez, had signed along the dotted line to stay on Tyneside for two additional seasons, so Jonas is now at Newcastle until the summer of 2015.
And Alan Pardew has not denied that he wants Coloccini signed up to an extension of his contract, which currently runs out in the summer of 2013.
Fabricio is on a massive wage on Tyneside, and if he signs a contract extension it is fairly obvious he will need to take a wage cut, but we think he will be willing to do that to stay playing for the Newcastle side, which he now captains of course.
Pardew talked about his captain today:
“Of course Colo is on the agenda, there is no doubt about that. He’s had a terrific start as captain.”
“We have a different look to the team and he is part of that, and securing Jonas will only help in the process of trying to secure Coloccini.”
It does give us a lot of hope that Gutierrez seems to have agreed on a contract extension, without too much trouble/
And it would appear that Newcastle have a very good chance of keeping Coloccini at the club with a two year extension, and we think that may happen quite soon.
We hope that will happen quite soon because Coloccini is very popular on Tyneside, and he’s been in excellent form since being given the Newcastle captaincy, and he’s a key player for the Tyneside club.