Talks Going Well With Coloccini Contract


The news in the Newcastle Journal today is the the club do not want to sell their captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Fabricio Coloccini – very well liked Newcastle captain

There were reports yesterday, and not for the first time, that Liverpool are now circling Newcastle players once again, this time with their eyes on the Newcastle captain, and maybe even Ryan Taylor as well.

Colo is currently in talks with Newcastle on a contract extension, and he is well liked by everybody associated with the Newcastle club, including the manager, coaches  and the two  men at the top too – Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias.

And the news on the contract negotiation is that they are proceeding well, and there is  now ill will on either side, like there was with the Joey Barton negotiations.

Manager Alan Pardew must be a little fed up with losing his best players,  as he certainly didn’t want to lose Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton this year, which is what happened.

Colo wants to stay at Newcastle and the chances must be good that he will sign a new deal.

But even if he signs a new deal, that doesn’t stop Liverpool from coming in for him in January, although they will then have to pay top dollar for the Argentine, who turns 30 on January 22nd.

Coloccini’s wages are said to be around £80K/week and he will need to take a drop in wages,  in the extension that is being negotiated past the summer of 2013, when his current deal runs out.

You can bet his contract is based on a number of incentives,  and dependent on how Newcastle do, principally in the Premier League, but with the squad that Alan Pardew has amassed over the last year, things are looking good for Newcastle at the moment.

Newcastle fans are still fearful if Liverppol come in with a daft offer for their captain, as they did with Carroll in January, then  Ashley could sell, because we know every player has their price at the club, and a sizable offer for any player could see Mike Ashley sell.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press about Colo:

“He has been outstanding for us as a captain and a player,” “We’re in negotiations with him on a new contract.”

“Liverpool like looking at our players, don’t they? But I don’t really want to add any more than that.”

Colo’s Argentine team mate Jonas Gutierrez signed a new deal at Newcastle recently, and the inside news is that the Argentine would really like to sign a new deal to stay on Tyneside.

It will be terrific news if Colo does sign that new deal – and soon too.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • joe

    Oct 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    First!!! Hope he stays

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  • fungus44

    Oct 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Jonas Gutierrez singed so can,t see why Fabricio Coloccini won,t do the same as he,s settled with his family and in him self on Tyne side

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Oct 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Lets just make sure he signs a long term deal before January!

    I want Liverpool, ManU, Chelsea, and for that matter ManC too just to bog off and stay away from our players!

    We should be buying and not selling!!!!

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  • Sav

    Oct 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve no problem with that, but every player should NOT have their price if selling at the wrong time does damage to the success of the club.

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  • Sav

    Oct 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #5

    …but I suspect that is where most fans diverge from the Ashley regime?

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  • BUDGIE

    Oct 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope he stays, whatever in Pardew we trust.

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