Coloccini Deal Still Being Negotiated Between Two Parties

Alan Pardew is trying to get some of his top players signed up on new long term contracts at Newcastle.

 Coloccini congratulates defensive partner Steven Taylor

And it’s something Alan was singularly unsuccessful at after he arrived at the club last December, as he wanted to keep Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton, and three of them, the last three,  left the club because of contract disputes.

We have seen today that pressure is being put on Danny Simpson to sign his new deal, and Alan would also like his well-liked captain Fabricio Coloccini to sign a new deal,  with his current contract, like that of Danny Simpson, running out in just over  eighteen  months time.

Both Simpson and Coloccini have been offered new five-year contracts by the Newcastle Board, but the Journal is reporting today neither player seems particularly close to signing on the dotted line, and  therefore there is some uncertainty  surrounding both players.

The 29 year-old Argentine International is to pick up his North East Football Writers Award at Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday night, so let’s hope people there can get with Colo and urge him to sign a new deal – soon.

There’s little doubt that Coloccini has carried himself  so very well at Newcastle and that he is becoming a top captain for the side.

And of course he is already almost a folk hero on Tyneside, because of his great performances since Newcastle were relegated in his first season at the club, and we’re not even going to mention his famous hair-do.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the mercurial center-back, who is an influential player for the club:

“I admire him as much as a person as a player and there are not many players I would say that about. He’s a really fantastic person and a fantastic captain.”

” He’s the perfect character to be captain of this club and I hope we get his new contract signed.”  “If he does, I know he will be here as captain for the next three or four years because he is very influential in everything I want to do.”

“He represents everything I like. He was the number one choice to be captain.”  “There wasn’t really a number two in the running – he was always going to be the captain unless he suffered an injury.”

Coloccini’s representatives are not being rushed into completing the deal, but we have also seen that the current Newcastle Board don’t budge much,  after their first offer is on the table.

It’s understood that talks have not broken down, but that Colo’s people only want to ensure it’s the right deal for their player, and of course there’s nothing wrong with that, just as long as some agreement can be reached, and the sooner the better for most Newcastle fans.

It would be more than a tragedy if Coloccini left the club because of contract isses, and it’s even painful to have to mention that.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Just a little stat on Danny Simpson.. In the 12 premier league games hes played hes made 35 tackles and has won 83% of those tackles thats a good stat and proves he is good defensively..

    On Coloccini a hope he signs the deal which has been offered its apparently a 3 year extension to his current deal which runs out in 2013

  • Ollieh51

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Simo is class – Regardless what we all think of him going forwards, his priority is defending for us and he has done that very, very well to date.

    Yes, we have Santon waiting for his chance but just because he may be quicker/have a big reputation it obviously does not mean that he is the better player which is why he’s not playing yet.

    We will need another full back even if Simo stays so he’s really going to have to prove himeself.


    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Dont like the sound of these contract issues. As soon as the club came out and said they hoped Colo would sign up after Guti did I thought there would be problems

    I think it was a way to heap the pressure on the players through the media, much like what they are doing to Simmo and tbh I dont see how anyone can begrudge Simmo trying to get paid what he is worth. He has been a great RB this season yet is still one of the lowest paid players on the books.

    Very worried now as well because our defence is currently one of our most rated in the league which would be great if we didnt have a management team like ours who dont seem to try to keep players and throw about their price tags so openly

    Not looking forward to January one bit

  • dimkinss

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Simmo’s been fantastic. Have you Seen the way he crosses the ball?
    So on point. He shd stay.

  • Ollieh51

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    @ WWJBD – And the worst thing we need is a breaking up of that back 4 unit.

    The most regularly played back line and the tightest back line that operates as a great unit. We should be doing more to keep them togtether without being held ransom.

    Danny came in on a very cheap fee and is paid nothign yet is statistically one of the best defenders in the league, and was class last season too. Why not acknowledge this with a decent pay rise?

  • IPToon

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Before this season i have always given Simpson some stick but i will happily admit he has been solid enough this season. Big part of that has also been becuase of Obertan. Simpson with his standing off always slows the winger down as they cant hit and run, and it allows Obertan time to get back which he always does so defensively they are a good team.

    Will be nice to have Santon in at left back because you get the impression he wont need a winger covering him as much, as he can run!


    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Exactly mate but I worry that all that means to Ashley is pound signs

    I would say Simmo is worth a good pay rise, I think Pards would too but he has his hands tied imo

  • nimo

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    quietly confident bout collo not so much bout simmo.. heard on grape vine collo been offered a 4yr deal at 60k which would b a 15k drop but there aint.many who would offer more and the way the team playing not many better clubs will come in for him unless fron abroad… oh and hes captain fantastic

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    I must be the only one who wouldn’t be too upset to see simmo go then. Especially when we have Tav, santon and maybe the french guy from Montpellier. Collo on the other hand would be a massive miss.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10


  • lordjoesnow

    Nov 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    acknowledge Danny Simpson by putting his face in the Banner! I’ve said this ever since the banner was made! How can you have 12 players up there and not include Danny Simpson? He’s played more minutes than all of them except guti, collo and steven taylor and krul this season.

  • markmac

    Nov 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Make it a good offer for colo hes a good lad,

  • Hatem

    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Sign Simmo and Colo, its impossible to not, we’ve got the best defense in the league. Just give them a bit of the Carrol money as signing on fee or something.


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