The news of yesterday is simply astonishing, that the Newcastle captain wants to leave Newcastle immediately and return home to Argentina and play for a club he was on loan at from 2000-2001 – San Lorenzo.
Fabricio Coloccini – this could be his last game for Magpies
And this just a week after Demba Ba made a hurried exit from the club to follow the money to Chelsea, and we could lose two of our best players in January, and we started off the month trying to strengthen the squad.
The big question is how can we replace Coloccini in January?
We thought there would be no way that Newcastle would let the Argentine International leave the club, but the news circulating is that the Magpies could agree to his request, and remember Colo is on £60K a week on Tyneside.
Exactly how we get a replacement in during the January transfer window is a very good question, and of course Colo has always been the settling influence in a defense, that this season has massively under-performed.
The problem is apparently due to the ill health of his wife, who has already returned to Argentina, but it’s hard to think of a case like this ever happening before – that a Newcastle captain requests to leave the club immediately in January – certainly it’s never happened at Newcastle.
The news is that the Newcastle Board will get together in the next day or two to decide what action to take, and if they allow Colo to leave Newcastle, we’ll be even more shocked than we already are.
We would think the best course of action is to tell Colo there’s no way he can leave right now, but that the club will reconsider the situation in the summer, when there’s more time to bring in a suitable replacement.
After all he is contracted to Newcastle through June of 2016.
What do you think?
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