Alan Pardew has talked more of the Fabricio Coloccini situation, but our fear is that this will not be resolved for some months – and we’ll have another long-running saga – much like we had last summer with Demba Ba and that release clause in his contract.
Fabricio Coloccini – situation could drag on
The Newcastle captain’s future will be one of the first things on the agenda next week, and Alan Pardew had this to say about the situation in the Daily Mirror today:
“I would like the crowd to show them they love him. He has been a fantastic captain, especially in the last few games when we have got over the line. He has brought leadership onto the pitch.”
“His situation is hard for me to discuss. It is a personal issue and difficult to comment on his feelings of wanting to return home.”
The fee Newcastle will probably demand for Coloccini is at least £6M, and we expect San Lorenzo, the Argentine club supported by Pope Francis to be back in for the center-back.
But on his press conference yesterday Alan Pardew did say there was a chance that Coloccini could stay at the club.
One thing that will be important and we know nothing about is whether his personal situation has changed since January.
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