We heard today that San Lorenzo President Matias Lammens will meet with Fabricio Coloccini soon, to attempt to get him to the San Lorenzo club this summer.
Steven Taylor – hopes Colo will stay
Steven Taylor has talked today about how the players at Newcastle are desperate for Colo to stay at the club, but of course he has a personal problem, which is presumably better handled if he returns to Argentina to be with his family.
Coloccini’s father is a youth coach at San Lorenzo, and wasn’t shy in saying he wanted his son to join him at the Buenos Aries club last January.
San Lorenzo cannot afford the £6M fee Newcastle will demand, and Colo would have to take a cut in the £65K/week he gets at Newcastle on his current contract, which has three years to run.
This is what Steven Taylor – his central defense partner – had to say about his captain:
“The lads love playing with him, and we hope he stays” “He’s a very quiet guy, but when he speaks, he speaks very well,” “Colo and I have had a great partnership over the past few seasons,”
“We have a good understanding. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We seem to be able to mix it up. He’s very composed, and he’s not shy of a tackle as well.”
“He’s been great a guy in training. You can learn a lot from him.” “I’ve got a fantastic partnership with him, and hopefully that will continue.”
As far as center backs go, Mike Williamson who played well when he came in for the second leg Benfica game, and then played well against West Ham, wants to stay on at Newcastle.
And Newcastle have 18-year-old Remie Streete from South Shields coming through, and he’s expected to challenge for a first team place next season – and this lad is as highly thought of as young Adam Campbell.
And of course Newcastle brought in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in January, and the Frenchman has quickly proved he can play well at all of the back four positions, and could become a stellar acquisition for Newcastle.
If Newcastle hold onto Colo and Mike Williamson, Newcastle may not need to bring in another center-back this summer, and we are also well stocked at full back with Mathieu Debuchy, Davide Santon and Massadio Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa can play either side at full back.
But if these players are so good, how come we conceded 68 goals last season?
What do you think?
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