Coloccini Situation Still Unresolved


We know it’s going to be the last time we see Steve Harper play for Newcastle on Sunday, but we wonder if it will also be the last time we see Fabricio Coloccini in a black and white shirt.

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Fabricio Coloccini – where does his future lie?

The personal problem that had Coloccini trying to return to South America in January, where his family is now stationed, has not yet been resolved.

And we will get another meeting of the minds between the Newcastle hierarchy and Coloccini’s representatives in the summer, to try to work out some solution to the problem.

There is a lot to discuss after Sunday’s game, on what exactly went wrong this season, and meetings will be held between Derek Llambias, Alan Pardew and owner Mike Ashley and others, to try to work out what went wrong, and how to correct it for next season.

One of those discussions will be about Colo’s situation, and the Argentine International still has three years left on his current contract – and just how much Newcastle need the Argentine, has been shown over the last two games, which has seen the team collect a massive 4 points.

And Colo can play well with either Steven Taylor or Mike Williamson alongside him, and it’s difficult to know which one of those will start on Sunday, with Steven Taylor having recovered from the sickness that saw him miss the vital game at QPR last Sunday.

31 year-old Coloccini has been at Newcastle for five years now, after signing on from Deportivo in Spain for around £10.5M in August of 2008, and many Newcastle fans hope he will extend his stay at Newcastle for another three years, and see out his current contract.

But it still seems to be up in the air on what will happen this summer.

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14 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    ED

    That is because Prdew is still a winner

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Three years on his contract.
    Can anyone afford at least 8M (my guess) and match his wages?

    No – He’ll be in b&w next season. Next.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    If Ashley, Llambias and Pardew are going to be in a room deciding where the blame lands for this season you can bet no one will be holding up their hands …

    Carver and Stone watch your backs …

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    I think we should let him go even if it’s only for 3/4 mil.

    He wants to leave so why keep a player who is unhappy, the slightest niggle and he will recover back in argentina, just let him go and buy a suitable replacement.

    If he wants to stay great but if not keeping a player who wants to leave is pointless. You never get much for a 31 year old centre back and his value will only decrease with age and his contract running down.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    indian

    haha

    public holiday here, feels like a sat

    shhhhoooootttttttt , it means i got longer to till the mupet is sacked

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  • Jamseyd24

    May 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Guys I read all this talk about getting rid of Pards, but who would you bring in to replace him???

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  • croftus5678

    May 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    collo is our backbone and a lot more consistant than any of our back line ! i really hope we keep him.

    if we sign attack minded players we will be good imo

    2 wingers 2 strikers should see us high up the table to account for injuries ect

    alnwick will be taking harpers place so no need for a keeper and hopefully mbiwa will start to come into his own so if collo stays i think we should be ok at defence

    cambell needs to go out on loan and fergusson/sameobi need to come in “on the wings” and make there appearances count or be offloaded.

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  • TorqToon

    May 17, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #8

    If he wants to go, let him go. And use the funds to pay or part fund a move for sakho!

    Ed wrote an article lately headlined ‘can’t question Cole’s commitment” and that stung me as I did nothing but question his commitment during his mid season sabbatical!

    Decent player, but replaceable and if he wants out, let him leave.

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  • lesh

    May 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Indian, there’ll be a public holiday for the fans if we win and Pardew decides he needs to leave to spend more time with his family!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    TS

    Still 100% confident he’s gone?
    Most opinions seem to think he’s survived … after the 0-3 and 0-6 I can’t see how that’s possible but Ashley still employs Llambias after Wise, JFK, relegation, stadium naming debacle, no summer signings, Wonga …

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    hatem

    Thats what I have been told, no reason to not believe it on my part.

    have to wait and see

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  • headtheball

    May 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Sportinglife report Callum McManaman out for 3 months. Karma?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #13

    TorqToon

    What funds?
    As far as we know he’ll only go to Argentina.
    Personally I can’t see a fee being paid, so I think he’ll be made to honour his contract. With the threat of legal action for compensation if he doesn’t. I’m sure he’ll remember his chat with the lawyers in January.

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  • Byker Boy

    May 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Everything within the club’s power should be assigned to trying the utmost to keep Colocinni at the club by whatever means. He is by far our best player and an essential cog in the team.His loss could be so costly to the club.

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