There is some very good news being reported this morning in the Sunday Sun about Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Fabricio Coloccini – hugely popular on Tyneside
And it’s that the club have offered Colo a five year deal at huge wages to keep him on Tyneside for the rest of his career.
The sublime player turns 30 in January and if he accepts the offer he will be 35 when the new contract runs out, and it seems a case of Newcastle trying to sign their important players to long deals to try to get some much needed stability at the club.
Of course when you talk about big wages, Colo is already on high wages, and we’d be surprised if the club can afford to offer him those wages on what would be a three year extension to his current deal which runs out in June of 2013.
But that’s what’s being reported today by Mark Douglas.
Coloccini is not only hugely popular with the Newcastle fans and playing the best football of his career, and now the Newcastle captain, but he is also very popular in the boardroom, and is a first class professionalism and a role model to other players, especially the many top youngsters at the club.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that the offer is made up of four years at wages just above his current rate of around £55K/week and an optional final year on slightly reduced terms.
So if that is true, the many reports that Coloccini s on around £75K/week at Newcastle just cannot be true.
That also means Colo will be getting an increase in wages immediately, however small, and if that’s true, there has to be an excellent chance that the Argentine will sign up, as did his friend and International colleague Jonas Gutierrez recently.
It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle want to get the deal tied up as soon as possible, as the very last thing we want is for there to be any chance at all that Colo could leave Newcastle.
It would be terrific if we hear news very shortly that Colo is willing to stay on Tyneside, and help guide the Newcastle club to some success in the near future.
Fabricio Coloccini is the new face of Newcastle United, and he is a great representative of the new Newcastle.