Pardew Admits He Is Trying To Sign Up Coloccini

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.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • funkness

    Sep 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Fingers corssed – this would certainly be good news!


    Sep 30, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Worries me that this has become public…we knew nothing about Jonas signing up and that was done quickly it seems

    Maybe am just paranoid with the ownership

  • funkness

    Sep 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Personally, I would be looking to tie down Leon Best and Danny Simpson to new 4-5 year dels aswell. True, Simpson has his weaknesses, and if we were to get a new fullback on either side of the pitch, he would propably find it hard to get in the team. Having him as backup and for competition though, would be really good I think. Partly I think it is down to the lack of competition in his position, that he hasn’t developed as quickly as we would have wanted him to.

    The great teamspirit that almost every member of our squad has been commenting on, would imo only become even stronger, if we tied a couple of more players down for the long term – Coloccini being the main priority of course ..

  • Scott_A

    Sep 30, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Signing up Colo on a new deal is a huge priority for us now and I think we must at least match his current wage or risk losing him. The way he has been performing this season it is inevitable that one of the big spenders will come knocking with the lure of Champions league football and wages over and above his current pay deal. Asking him to take a pay cut to stay here would not be a wise move.

  • Robin_S

    Sep 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah and usually when a player is so popular MA and DL normally run them out of town

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #6

    i have to say with simmo ever since his daughter got to go home from the hospital he has significantly improved his play and his stats speak for themselves as although he isnt the most combative full back he seems to be playing well his pace has improved and he is in the official ea stats top defenders this season so i hope he keeps it up nd i would agree new longer contracts for simmo and the Beast


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