Newcastle will hold a meeting with their captain Fabricio Coloccini today, and certainly if the reports from Argentina are correct, it looks like Newcastle will announce they will be canceling Coloccini’s contract, although we don’t know how accurate the reports are in South America.
Fab Coloccini – could leave Newcastle today
But if it does happen that will be a very sad end to Coloccini career on Tyneside, since he joined the club in the summer of 2008 for around £10.4M from Deportivo, and of course his contract runs through June of 2016 – and there was a big fanfare when he signed the new deal less than a year ago.
The worrying report is from Clarin, which is Argentina’s biggest newspaper, and they are reporting Newcastle will be canceling the contract today.
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with Colo, because Newcastle have kept the Argentine’s situation very quiet, but all we know is that it is a family problem with his wife, but it seems a massive “solution” to cancel the player’s contract half way through the season, with Newcastle struggling, and let him leave immediately for Argentina.
We cannot believe that this is what Newcastle will announce today, but if they do – this is becoming one of the worst transfer windows for a long time, with Newcastle losing Coloccini and Demba Ba, and missing out in an embarrassing way to QPR with Loic Remy, and we’re supposed to be strengthening the squad this month.
And even Alan Shearer today is not exactly positive on our chances of staying up this season.
We’ll just have to hope there is a surprise and Colo stays at the club through the end of the season.
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