We were hoping this thing would just go away, and Fabricio Coloccini would be happy to stay at Newcastle and see out the remaining three years of his contract, but it doesn’t look that way, with the San Lorenzo President Matias Lammens saying he will meet with Coloccini to try to get a deal done.
Fabricio Coloccini – the saga goes on …. and on …
It’s La Cicloneta in San Lorenzo who are reporting the news, and this is what Lammens is quoted as saying:
“I have the intention of meeting with Fabricio and talking about the conditions of his move to San Lorenzo.” We understand Newcastle don’t have too much interest in the summer other than keeping Coloccini in their squad.”
“They’ve managed to escape from the relegation zone, so they’ll now think about what is best for the player, that need to go back home.”
That’s a rather strange statement – but we suppose Mike Ashley will hold out for £5M or £6M for the center-back – and if San Lorenzo can’t afford that – well that’s hard lines.
And we don’t know where the meeting with Coloccini and Lammens will take place – in England or in Argentina – but the President will need permission to talk to one of our players still on a contract at Newcastle.
San Lorenzo couldn’t afford Colo in January, and we’re not sure where they will get the money from now – but of course step two is they may seek divine intervention.
Pope Francis is a keen supporter of San Lorenzo, and he’ll be following this situation closely.
We had the Demba Ba saga that lasted all last summer, and now we can look forward to the Fabricio Coloccini saga potentially lasting all this summer.
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