Worrying News On Coloccini Contract Situation

There’s some worrying news in the Daily Mirror today.

Fab Coloccini – no progress in contract negotiations

Apparently there has been a distinct lack of progress with the negotiations which are ongoing on the new five year deal being offered to Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle captain.

We all know that the 34 times capped Argentine International is an important player both on and off the field on Tyneside, and Newcastle are trying to tie the 29 year-old down with a long term deal to stay at Newcastle.

Coloccini now has 18 months left on his current five year deal that he signed when he joined the club from Spanish club Deportivo,  for £10.4M in August of 2008.

Alan Pardew wants the deal sorted out by the end of January, and we suppose if they are deadlocked on the contract,  Newcastle could even consider selling the Argentine either in January or next  summer.

That’s because the club would be unwilling for such a talented player to run down his contract,  and be available as a free agent in the summer of 2013.

But hopefully it will not come to that.

Pardew had this to say on the latest developments on Coloccini’s contract:

“We’ve not been told no, he doesn’t want to sign it.”  ” We hope by the time the transfer window ends that situation will have been resolved.”

Pardew wants to sign a center-back in January, because at Norwich we were without our top three center-backs,  and we need more cover in that position, especially  now that Steven Taylor is out for the season.

Newcastle were linked on Monday with FC Twente 6’4″ 23 year-old Brazilian defender Douglas Franco Teixeira, and apparently Alan Pardew was said to have watched the player recently .

Bringing in another center-back has nothing to do with the Coloccini contract situation, and we are really hoping this thing can get sorted out, and the sooner the better – because Coloccini is too important to lose.

Comments  welcome.

50 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Dec 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Maybe he’s waiting to see what happens in January like most of us………..

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope he signs it Colo and Jonas are the heart beat of this team without them i would be worried.

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah MacToon, waiting to see if they sell.

  • niffnoff

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Not good news…

  • Brutooon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Collocini don’t want to play alongside Perch for the rest of the season

    Source from Collocini’s close friends stated that Playing James Perch show Lack of Ambition by the Club

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #6

    I think if Willo’s back Collo would be happy.. I think we have forgotten how good willo is! For a time on this blog you all would have put him in over Saylor.

    I’m not a Perch Basher but he’s not PL quality…is he.

  • SydToon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #7

    “We hope by the time the transfer window ends that situation will have been resolved.”

    Reading between the lines there Pardew is saying: By the end of the transfer window Collo will be sold and a cheap, inexperienced and most likely injury prone player will be signed as a replacement.

    Heres hoping I am way off the mark, however I just cant see MA risking Collo signing a contract after the jan window shuts or risk losing him on a free.

  • 09nufc09

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #8

    The club works silently when it comes to contracts, we will not know anything until its signed. We didnt even know jonas was in megotiations until it was signed, same with tiote and krul. We hadnt been linked with cabaye until it was a done deal. No news is good news, nothing will be announced until its signed. The press dont know whats going on inside the club as has been proved over the last few transfer windows when they link us with everyone but the player we sign.

  • nden85

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry but am i the only one who think the comma may have been put in the wrong place?

    surely its, “We’ve not been told” “no he doesn’t want to sign it.” ” We hope by the time the transfer window ends that situation will have been resolved.”

    surely that is the sentence otherwise it doesn’t make any sense.

  • Colo2

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Hardly reassuring…it’s starting to sound Enrique esque, but this time they’re taking no chances. Colo doesn’t sign he’s out the door

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #11

    I think Pardew said the other day that we’re not in a position where we need to sell.

    Yeah there’s only about 1million left from the carrol sale after, undersoil heating, agents fee’s and paper clips but hey, We can afford to run a contract down, better than paying 7 million for another player.

    When you talk it through.

  • SydToon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #12

    @09nufc09 to say the press have no idea whats going on is a bit off the mark, Just because we are linked to a host of players and only end up with a few doesnt mean that the ones we were linked to we didnt try to go for, just because we ended up with players that we were not linked to. the press broke the arfa story long before that happened. As Pards said earlier in the week ” The transfer windown is a minefield of possibilites” so many things have to work for a deal to go through these days so how do you know that the players we were / are linked to were not genuine targets.

    The Club doesnt always work silently i recall pardew talking about hoping enrique would sign up, hoping joey would, hoping nolan would etc

  • london_mag

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Tiote to Chelsea

    I reckon Collo to Liverpool im telling you i can smell it. maybe to replace Carragher? theyll be keeping quiet this time

    Krul to replace Friedel? hopefully not- at least till the end of season

    I think Ba will be a long term newcastle player cos hes not someone a top 5 club would buy, anywhere else would be a step sideways and Kenny Dalgleish wont buy him cause hes black and foreign

  • Malaytoon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #14

    I believe that Colo will sign a new contract with us…come his best pal already sign a new contract with us and surely he will do the same…he know that our club is going the right direction and we will be our best like we use to be in the old day’s…we really need colo!
    This wednesday hopefully willo will start along side with colo…they both are some together!

  • LeedsMag

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Is it just me that feels totally unsettled and lacking in confidence every time Pardew opens his mouth – just look at todays non statements on Tiote & Collo – leaves it hanging in the air with the distinct impression that they are going and he’s just softening the fans up first.How nice it would be to see a reaction similar to Spurs with Modric – surely there must be some players who are central to the rebuilding and who are beyond being tarted around the rest of the EPL.
    I cant believe how many fans think all we have to do is stick Graham Carr on a plane to produce guaranteed success.Law of averages – some transfers will fail – besides which, how likely is it that players like Cabaye will either stay or come in the first place if we have the reputation as a club that sells on after a year

  • london_mag

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardew is a puppet for Ashley

  • 09nufc09

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Sydtoon…. The ben arfa news broke in france were the press is very reliable, the english press just copied what was being wrote in france, same as cabaye story broke in france before it did over here. The sunday sun had the ‘exclusive’ on cabaye even tho it had already been written in france, they then wrote that newcastle had no intentions in signing demba ba because he had a dodgy knee, few days later he was standing in sjp holding up a newcastle shirt. Not once did any press over here link us with tiote until he was signed, they didnt announce that jonas, tiote or krul were in contract negotiations. They dont have a clue whats going on inside the club, their is no insider at the club anymore.

  • GeordieCoaster

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #18

    @london @16 Haven’t heard that one in a while…

  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #19

    this is not good whichever way you look at it. If he is just waiting for the right deal, we (the fans) are screwed. If he’s just waiting to see the club’s ambition in January, again, we’re probably screwed. such a shame. I reckon it’ll be a loooooong time before we’ve another CB like King Colo

  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 20, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #20

    and i think it says something when I’ve yet to hear ONE fan say otherwise. We can argue about HBA’s talent, Cabaye’s contribution thus far, Tiote’s relevance, everyone, but the one thing EVERY SINGLE ONE of us is in agreeance about is that of Colo’s importance. He is 100% class. 10mil when we bought him? if he were at a top four side he’d be demanded for double that now, even at his age. he is immense

  • 09nufc09

    Dec 20, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Mattynufc… Hes the only cb i have watched that is more skillful than nearly all the strikers he comes up against. He never seems to look rushed and dosent panic when he is 2 v 1, best defender i have seen at sjp the only thing he used to lack was heading ability/strength but he has even improved that now. He even makes perch look good…

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #22


    Saw colo score a great headed goal against watford on our championship tour that Speed would have been proud of!

  • 09nufc09

    Dec 20, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Soundoid… Hes improved alot since he first arrived! Going down to the championship give him alot of confidence. Last season he very nearly scored one of the best headed goals i have ever seen, corner from barton floated to the edge of the box to colo running onto it and he headed it from outside of the box onto the bar/post, would have been an amazing goal… To think alot of people were saying he should be sold after his first season, same goes with enrique. Thats why i am giving obertan a chance because i know it normally takes a season of playing regular football in the pl before you see the best of a player. Colo used to get the same treatment obertan is gettin now, people in sjp moaning when he does something wrong and cheering when he got took off.

  • SydToon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #24

    @09nufc09, My point wasnt to support lazy journalism, it was to highlight that every time our manager starts talking about the negotiations it generally ends up in the player moving on, whereas the ones that are kept quiet are the succesful ones e.g enrique, nolan and on the flip side Krul , Jonas and Tiote, However as much as it would sadden me seeing Colo leave, I cant help but feel like it is inevitable with the wages he is reportedly earning and his contract running out.
    It is obvious that the only reason the top players get new long contracts is to push up their asking price and not with the intention to keep these players for the length of the contract, who on here actually believed that tiote would be with us for the length of his six and a half year contract when he signed it??

  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #25

    I agree, |Obertan was up against 3 players most of the time v swansea. Yeah obertan needs much more time, we gave Jonas ages and he still dose our heads in… but Colo, Jonas first two names on the team sheet for me.

  • 09nufc09

    Dec 20, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #26

    Sydtoon… Steven taylors contract was dicussed and he signed, Hopefully the same will happen with colo.
    Soundoid… Colo first name for me, hes a better captain than i thought he would be aswel, always talking to the players around him and never seems to lose his composure. Obertan has showed signs of quality ( stoke away ) that he can be good enough.

  • toonloon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #27

    I think we better start playing the reserve team as soon as possible. Because if we believe all the rumours abt players not signing new contracts, players on the move in the transfer window, thats what we’ll be down to. C’mon guys, its rumours time, let’s look on the bright side. HTL

  • davis_toons

    Dec 20, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Source from Collocini’s close friends stated that Playing James Perch show Lack of Ambition by the Club


    This is rumour.

  • davis_toons

    Dec 20, 2011 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Though Perch will be wearing his New Boot with Spring on?

  • davis_toons

    Dec 20, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #30

    One thing abt Colo is he is getting better.

    Still recalling when he played youth games. He was the most outstanding defender the stood out from the rest of the team.

    i though who was this guy. So cool in the youth Argentina team always intercept and brings the ball out of a danger.

    Tats also the reason why AC Milian and other club took notice of him..but in between he got lost..

    Older but Wiser or maybe he is too afraid that Alan Shearer will make him sit on the stationary bike again. Together with Spidy.

  • Sav

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #31

    There’s honestly just not enough information ie. facts to be worth commenting except to say we just don’t know, if there is a problem, what it may be or whose fault it is.

  • TB25

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #32

    I must be missing something but the clue is in the first line of the article….. Daily Mirror reprts today!!

    Its all speculation.


    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #33

    @32: With you on this one, although Collo is now one of the rocks on which the whole team is built!

    If he goes we,ll be well and truly in trouble! Hope like most of the rest of us that this is just Media crap! But fear the worst!

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #34
  • Solaidback

    Dec 20, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #35

    Reading all the above posts makes me wonder if some of you actually only post the rubbish you do just to see your names on a blog…. talk about feeding a frenzy.. at no point in any diology that I’ve read on the ‘Official’ website has Pardew, Llambias or Ashley said that we will sell Tiote, Colo or any of our other players… you all keep reading the crap-loids & believing what they’re saying, then adding a little twist of your own to make it even more dramatic & then post it on a blog like this or a forum for others to do the same… talk about Chinese whispers… these are even worse…

    The only person I’ve read above who sounds like he has an ounce of common sense would be 09NUFC09… at least he’s looking at it logically & not thru panic stricken glasses as the rest of yous seem to be…

    Yeah there’s rumours that we’re gonna sell Tiote, Krul & Colo, even Cabaye has been mentioned but the rules stipulate that a player can not play for 3 clubs in a 12 month span, so that rule Cabaye out of the equation, we then have reports that Tiote & Krul had stated they are happy & don’t want to leave, so that leaves Colo who still has 18 months left on his current contract but still you think we’ll sell him in Jan.. get a grip for jeez sake…

  • Klatoon

    Dec 20, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #36

    I really do hope all of you read that Chron article,AP clearly explains why HBA was not used.

  • chris_g

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #37

    What struck me about Pardew’s comment was that it didn’t seem to make much sense, ie:

    ” We hope by the time the transfer window ends that situation will have been resolved.”

    Surely, if they were intending to sell Colo, or were worried that he might want to leave in Jan, wouldn’t they want him to sign a new contract before the transfer window starts, rather than before it ends?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #38

    Leeds Mag
    Couldnt agree more,apparently we’re on such a sound financial footing now why cant we just issue a hands off statement and say that the team is about to be built round Cabaye, Tiote Ba instead of having Pards issue challenges to those that could afford them to come and get them if you can afford it.

  • Satan

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #39


    What are you talking about fella….blogs and fan banter is always about rumour, opinion, speculation and supposition. If everyone went by official club news then blogs on NUFC wouldn’t exist as we get told almost nothing. You yourself refer to ‘reports’ regarding Krul and Tiote being happy so why deride those who similarly read a report and draw conclusions of their own….get real eh

    Around the time that Nolan was being sold I stated my concern on here for the future of Colo and Tiote in January….Colo due to his age, saleability and the short time left on his contract….are the club doing enough to keep him? Questionable if he still hasn’t signed after this length of time. With Tiote, I’ll be very surprised if he’s still a NUFC player at the end of January….Pardew has all but invited big bids and there’s no question that there are big bidders who’ll want him….im very worried about this window….very very worried. I think this January will clearly signal to all fans MA’s true ambition and intentions for the club….billboard for SportsDirect or football club?

  • Satan

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #40


    Totally agree mate


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