Coloccini Could Stay At Newcastle This Summer

It was just bound to happen that after Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini did not get his wish to return to Argentina in January  and the fact he’s missed the last 11 games with a back injury – that his commitment to Newcastle is now questionable.

fab coloccini in training

Fabricio Coloccini in training

But Alan Pardew has said today that’s just not true, as Colo returns to the squad, and will probably start today’s important games against Liverpool on the bench.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about his captain in the local press today:

“He’s been out seven weeks, and his conditioning is a real tribute to his professionalism,” “Some of the rumors about him have been really way off the mark and unfair on his professionalism.”

“This is a player who is desperate (to play) for this football club. I don’t care what people think has gone on.” “He had a personal issue, but every time he trains and plays for us, he’s top class.”

The 31-year-old told Newcastle on January 10th, that he wanted to leave the club and return home to Argentina, after the news had been reported that San Lorenzo wanted him.

His father Osvaldo had even been quoted in the reports as saying his son wanted to come home.

It’s interesting that Pardew’s last sentence is in the past tense, so we don’t know whether the personal problem has been resolved.

But just as in January the news is that Newcastle will not let their captain leave for anything less than his value – which is around £5M – and they will try to keep Colo at the club this summer.

The captain has another three years left on his contract but we just hope there’s not going to be a circus over Coloccini this summer – we’ve had enough of that kind of stuff with Demba Ba last summer.

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8 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    It seems, this guy’s home life is the pits, so it’s hard for him to show up at the office. If his wife and kids are in Argentina, let him go. He’s been a good servant to the club, what, we gonna keep him hostage?

  • Dubaigeordie

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    I agree with you i think we should let him go, he has been quality for us and a great captain
    However he is 31 now so what we going to keep him for around 4 more seasons and then have to change the defense anyway i would rather we kept the team regularly young from now on in order to stop this buy and sell nonsense there is with old players
    he wants to be home with his wife and kids let him go !

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Cyprus; the club aren’t going to let him walk away without some level of compensation, if he wants to continue to play football. That is the business of professional sport. Someone has to buy his contract and players registration.
    He could retire if he wanted and walk away or buy himself out.

  • Bryan

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Colo will stay simply because he is contracted to the club. The club will certainly not give him away without getting the going rate for him.
    I am a little fed up with all the spin and excuses coming from A.P. Lets forget about the injuries, all teams get them over a season and its an easy excuse to make when results are poor, which they have been all season. I look at our first team players and on paper they are as good as any team in the league apart from the obvious top few teams. If thats the case and we are still struggling in the relegation zone, that points to only one thing, the manager and his coaching techniques.
    If you look at every club he has managed he always has a good 18 month start then its, struggle, relegation, struggle. Does this remind you of anything.
    We have a very good squad and with 3 or 4 class signings in the summer we will have an excellent squad. But if we are to really progress with this squad then Ashley needs to bring in a manager who has the footballing ideas and know how to make this team compete with the top 6 or 7 teams as a minimum. We all have our opinions on who that person should be. Personally i think its time to go for a young foreign coach with fresh ideas. I would love someone like Lauren Blance (forgive the spelling) he would fit in perfectly and would certainly get the best out of our French players. Will this happen? very unlikely. Unfortunately, A.P. is Ashleys perfect yes man manager. But I live in hope.

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Will be interesting to see Colo play before season end. He seemed somewhat half hearted before he got injured, but I guess whatever the personal problems were / are may well have been playing on his head.

    Not sure if he will be off, can’t really see him being released, but maybe a nominal fee would do it.

    Anyone fancy some points of the bindippers today? I sure as hell do.

  • NUFCarter

    Apr 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Wolves could pretty much be down today, their poor goal difference is poor and if other teams win around them they will be in deep do do.
    Its amazing to think they could be in league 1 next season blackburn aren’t safe either. Portsmouth in league 2 is a shock aswell didnt seem too long ago that they were in the prem.
    I think if Wigan go down, we wont b seeing them in a long time. They will be a mid table championship side if that and they’ll lose the few top players they have like mccarthy and kone.

  • Owldman

    Apr 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    There is a lesson to be learned by letting the wrong people get hold of a club, Portsmouth & Blackburn for instance & Of course the mighty Rangers in Scotland, all of you who want rid of Ashley take note. I’m sure he is as dismayed as all of the fans are about our performances this season . I’m sure he will get rid of Pardew if he thinks he is going to harm his investment in the Toon


    Apr 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Think if Collo does,nt want to play for us then he should be allowed to leave ?

    We can better have players in the team who are totally committed to the club on the Park?


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