We’ve been wondering what the situation is with Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, and whether his situation has changed since January.
Fabricio Coloccini – has his situation changed?
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that the Tyneside club are ready to play hardball with Fabricio Coloccini over his future, and it is again expected that San Lorenzo, who the Pope supports – will try again to get him back to Argentina.
So we expect Pope Francis to be following this situation closely in the summer. 😀
Newcastle held firm in January in the Coloccini affair, simply because San Lorenzo couldn’t afford him – and they will do the same again this summer, and probably hope along the way that the Argentine will stay on Tyneside, and fulfill the remaining three years of his contract.
Certainly Newcastle have missed Colo a lot when he’s been out – which is a lot this season – and he’s been out for the previous eleven game because of a back injury.
But we could also do without a circus this summer – we had one last summer with the Demba Ba case – when he was available for £7M via that release clause – and the last thing we want is for the Colo affair drag on over the summer.
We think Newcastle want around £5M for their captain, and the club will need to know soon whether he is going or staying, because we’ll need to bring in a top replacement if he leaves.
What do you think?
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