We had reported yesterday that San Lorenzo had given up the chase to sign Fabricio Coloccini, and they posted on their web-site that Fabricio would not be coming home to Argentina.
Fabrico Coloccini – refusing to play for Newcastle again?
And we thought that was that, and we were waiting for an official announcement from Newcastle – since the other club involved – San Lorenzo – had already made the announcement from their end.
But then the Independent is reporting, in what they are calling an exclusive, that Fab Coloccini has played his last game for Newcastle, and that he doesn’t want to play for Newcastle again – and still wants to return to Argentina – because of what is termed a personal situation.
Without knowing what that personal situation is – it’s hard to know exactly what’s happening – but Coloccini will be in breach of his £60K/week contract at Newcastle, and this could turn into the same kind of bizarre (and unwanted) situation that happened with Carlos Tevez and Manchester City last season.
And all this is going on with the Newcastle captain, while the Tyneside club are in danger of being relegated, and Newcastle are desperately recruiting new players in January to try to avoid the drop.
This is certainly bizarre, if it’s true, and while we don’t know what Coloccini’s personal situation is – this is surely not the way the Argentinian would want to end his Newcastle career, after almost five years on Tyneside – with a situation that has nothing at all to do with Newcastle.
From a legal point of view and always assuming the Independent report is correct, Newcastle hold all the cards from a legal standpoint – as Colo still has three and a half years of his contract to run, and maybe this is another attempt by him to be released by Newcastle.
We’ll just have to wait for an announcement from Newcastle – but this is hardly a good thing at the club when new players are arriving, and Alan Pardew is getting his players ready for our vital relegation 6 pointer at Aston Villa next Tuesday night.
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