Still No Agreement On Coloccini’s Contract At Newcastle


The contract talks that Newcastle held with Coloccini’s agent last week have not turned out to be successful, so far.

Fab Coloccini – negotiations are ongoing

That’s the report in today’s Sunday Sun, as the club held talks with Coloccini’s Argentine agent last week, but what was expected to be fairly easy negotiating sessions,  has not turned out to be the case.

Alan Pardew is even getting involved,  and the good news is that Alan seems to be relaxed about the situation, as as he had this to say today:

“We’ve had further discussions and I think there are further discussions to be had on that,”  “I’m relaxed about it.”

There were signs the club thought the deal would have been agreed to last week, but it seems contracts these days for footballers are complicated, and since this is the last one Fabricio will probably ever have, it’s not surprising he wants it to be a good one.

And the reports are that it could be for five and a half years, but that seems too long to us, since Fab will be 35 at the end of the deal – maybe it will be through June of 2016.

Alan was quick to point out the lack of agreement so far is not a setback,  but rather the normal negotiations that go on  between the player’s agent and the club.

But it’s clear that the captain’s new contract is the top priority for Newcastle, now that the transfer window has closed, and Alan Pardew said as much in January.

And there will also be a new deal for  Demba Ba, who does have that clause in his contract that would  allow clubs to come in with about £7M and get him in the summer – if Newcastle don’t give the lad a new contract.

So Newcastle will give Demba Ba a new deal, and if he does end up leaving Newcastle in the summer, it will only be for mega-bucks.

The club cannot do more than that in today’s world, and if a club comes in for £35M or more for the Senegal striker in cool cash in the summer, we suppose Newcastle will listen to the offer.

But they will only sell for silly money – example – like Liverpool paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll a year ago.

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16 comments so far

  • Tooooon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m pretty excited for todays game. Only 3 and a half hours.

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  • Ben_W

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Looking forward to getting Colo signed up on a new contract. Hopefully we can get rid of Ba’s release clause soon too! I can’t see anyone paying 35+ for Ba, and I reckon we’ll keep hold of him. I just hope he doesn’t come off the boil, and he manages to keep up his form!

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  • davybtoon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    New deals for ba, colo, Simpson, Tav, krul, Guthrie, best, rtaylor r a must wud love ba n cisse upfront for the next 5 year

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  • davybtoon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Gonna stuff villa today never forgive them for the way went on when we were relegated

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  • Lee Dodd

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    We just need a few contracts setting up and concentrate on the league. we have an exellent spring board for the top 5 god forbid champions league football but that would hurt mike ashley in the wallet to much .. we now have 2 good strikers and 2 or 3 back up impact men just need another 2 defenders and 1 or 2 midfielders in the summer for next season…

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  • JC148

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    I’d be happy to lose Ba for nothing less than 20m (leaving us with 45m to spend, I know I’m dreaming), as long as we keep everyone else. Then my summer signings would be Luuk de Jong (10m), Erik Pieters (5m), Anthony Knockaert (4m), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (4m), Douglas (free) Benjamin Corgnet (4m), Nathaniel Clyne (5m). Leaving us with this team:

    Krul
    Pieters – Colo – Taylor/Douglas – Santon
    Gutierrez – Cabaye – Tiote – Ben Arfa
    Cisse – De Jong

    Subs – Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Clyne, Corgnet, Knockaert, Best/maybe Jordan Rhodes.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    I expect Coloccini will be shown the door in the summer if he doesn’t accept a deal which fits into the clubs salary structure, and some may howl indignantly. Thats the reality and the club will not veer away from its development plan, and I applaud Newcastle’s stand and determination to sort out its problems.

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  • arctoa

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    @ 7

    Normally I would agree (to an extent) but some compromise needs to be made when it’s the club captain in question.

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  • lordy_geordie

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m not sure if I have missed anything but has anyone actually said Ba will be given an improved contract? Links anyone?
    I’m not picking faults I just don’t want to lose the lad for a poxy 7.5 mil

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Most of us were worried when Nolan, Barton and Enrique left or were shown the door and what happened we brought in better players on less ridiculous salaries to build a better team.
    I will miss Coliccini if he leaves but I know judging by our recent history we have a replacement lined up if he jumps ship, its called forward planning.
    Thats the acid test of the desire to make our club great at last.

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  • Belly

    Feb 5, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m sure he’ll sign.
    If he doesn’t then I have every faith that we will find an adequate replacement in the summer. IN CARR WE TRUST!

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  • Sav

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Why on earth would Ba sign a new contract with the club so the club can make a ‘megabucks’ profit on him when he can make that with the buying club himself when they buy him for only 7 mil. Lets face facts, we’ve had a great year with Ba but the club has slipped up in not tying him to a better deal with no clause. he owes nothing to Mashley and the bingo-caller so why would he agree to a new contract between now and the summer? That’s a stupid notion.
    Either Newcastle give him the lucrative deal he wants (inlikely) or some other club will pay the 7 million and make him one of the richest footballers around. ba is on a virtual Bosman now.

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  • moonraker

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Colo is more than just a good player for us. He’s a leader by example and he inspires the less experienced players.

    For this he should be awarded a long term contract even though he wont have a sell on value!

    Some players are just worth it to the club and Ashley is not going to make a profit on every player; I’m sure he knows that but if Colo wants a giant final contract he may be disappointed cos there are only a few clubs who dont consider the sell on value so there may not be many wanting to meet his demands.

    On a positive note, he loves Newcastle and doesnt want to leave.

    These Argetines are quality players and hard as nails; hardly ever injured and never seem to moan??? The only exception being Tevez but he’s got other issues!

    HWTL prediction 3-1 🙂

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  • solano

    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Shell@10…how on Earth can the club be made great if we are constantly in a state of flux??
    Trading is part and parcel of the game, granted, but we should appreciate that certain players’ contributions are worthy of commensurate deals. There are far too many average players at the club who we should be looking to replace with better, first.
    This blase attitude of “there is always better for cheaper out there” heaps more pressure on Carr and is extremely dangerous for the longterm health of the club.
    It’s not a case of “in Carr we trust”, but more of “do we trust, Derek and Fatboy Slim?”. You do ….many don’t and with some justification.

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  • rwpoynter

    Feb 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Having watched the game today, I feel that Ba and Cisse will make a very good strike force. There will be also be the negative attitude to Shola Ameobi. If we would stop calling Shola a striker , which he is not, and call him a midfield holding player we would not have the doubts about him. I doubt he would have scored either of the goals that Ba and Cisse scored today because he would not have been in the right place at the right time, but with 85minutes gone and Ba ‘flaying around’ all over the place, Pardew put him on knowing he would hold the ball and save the game for the last few minutes which he did. This is his value to the team. Stop calling him a striker and expecting him to deliver 30 goals a season… he will never do it.

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  • max

    Feb 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #16

    sign sign sign

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