Liverpool Don’t Want Coloccini – Contract Talks Ongoing

The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is not a Liverpool target in January.

Fab Coloccini – after scoring late extra time winner at Nottingham Forest

There have been reports over the last week that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is keen to shore up his defense, and news had circulated that Colo was a target.

If that news is true then it will be welcome relief for Newcastle fans, since we don’t want to lose any of our top players in the January transfer window.

He’s said to be too old and doesn’t fit into the younger players the Reds want to bring into the side, and their real target is Steven Taylor.

Just kidding. 😀

The Sunday Sun is reporting that Newcastle have offered the 34 times capped Argentine International an extended deal to stay on Tyneside past his current contract, which end a year come June.

Fabricio is on around £80K/week on Tyneside, and he is currently the highest paid player, and it will be interesting to see what offer Newcastle have made their well-liked captain.

Of course Coloccini is also in great form for the Magpies, and since he became captain in July and took over from the departed Kevin Nolan, his form has been top class.

Both parties wanted to seal the deal quickly, but apparently the talks are still ongoing and the two parties are trying to reach an agreement.

The relationships both in the Newcastle dressing room and in the Board Room have improved this season, and the news is that Newcastle want to strike a deal fairly quickly,  to keep the popular Argentine on Tyneside.

We really want to see players like Colo staying on Tyneside, especially since he’s almost a cult hero at Newcastle, and our current captain, so here’s hoping.

For the record Colo has played 127 times for Newcastle with 5 goals.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Good to hear, hopefully his new contract will be signed and sealed very soon!

  • Saka_Bartoon

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Liverpool Don’t Want.. We Gain!!!! hope to see him more

  • Klatoon

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Just take Smith’s wages an give em to Capt.Collo,simple!

  • Klatoon

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    And that pic reminded me,that ET winner was very similar to th one we conceded against BBurn. Both simple headed tap-ins by defenders at th back post 🙂

  • Stuart

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    I can just see Mike Ashley offering him £140k a week like. Seems right in character…

  • ToonDownSouth

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Stuart, don’t be such a negger. The jolly man loves to throw his cash around


  • Lachu

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew says Best isn’t Fit to start !!! wt do u reckon guys , is it going to 4-5-1 with HBA .. but i expect us to bottle it by starting loven

  • Stuart

    Oct 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Best is doubtful but not definately out, suffering from tonsilitus.

    If he is out I’d hope we play 4-5-1 with Benny replacing Best and Marv replacing Obertoon.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Oct 30, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    It would be great to see Marveux and Ban Arfa start against Stoke However teams that have won there have matched them physically first and then class has been allowed to come through!

  • magpiebop

    Oct 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Despite Marveaux having obvious skills, Obertan was rated higher against Blackburn and credited wii helping us get back in the game. Maybe now is the wrong time to change wii starting places having to be earned!

  • ryan_toon

    Oct 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    You almost got me with the Steven Taylor joke Ed! Hahah

  • davis_toons

    Oct 31, 2011 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Guy how much does it cost to watch PL at home on cable tv?

  • davis_toons

    Oct 31, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Just take Smith’s wages an give em to Capt.Collo,simple!

    tats really a good idea.


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