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.