It seems we’ll have to go through another soap opera with Fabricio Coloccini this summer, as the Newcastle captain’s family is now resident back in Buenos Aries, and that’s where the Newcastle captain now wants to play his football.
Marcelo Tinelli – trying to raise money to buy Coloccini
Marcelo Tinelli is a 53 year-old Argentine TV host, media producer and businessman, and hosts the TV show ShowMatch on Argentina’s El Trece channel from Buenos Aries, and in January was being linked with the move for Coloccini.
Marcelo is trying to find ways to get the money together that could see Fabricio return home to be with his family.
Newcastle will continue to play hard ball with San Lorenzo, and even though there was a lot of noise made in the press in January, there was no bid received from the Argentine club for Coloccini.
But news today in the Evening Chronicle that Fabricio Coloccini has been told to report back to Newcastle United when pre-season starts early next month – but since he’s a Newcastle player, that’s hardly surprising.
Newcastle will again stick by their guns and will only sell to San Lorenzo if they meet Newcastle’s valuation of their captain, which is between £5M and £7M, depending on which reports you read.
This is what a San Lorenzo insider told the Evening Chronicle today:
“San Lorenzo still want to sign Coloccini.” “They are looking at ways in which they can get the money together and make a bid.”
And it seems they have again turned to Marcelo Tinelli in an effort to raise the money.
The Newcastle squad will report back to training on Thursday 4th July, which is four weeks tomorrow, but players such as Coloccini, who are involved in Internationals, will get an extra week off.
And it could be that his situation is still up in the air by that time – and it looks like we may have to wait until September rolls around, before we know whether Coloccini will be at Newcastle for next season.
We hope he is.
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