Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has been interviewed on Sky Sports today, and Fab has said he was close to making the move to San Lorenzo in January, but it just didn’t happen.
Fabricio Coloccini – happy at Newcastle
And then when Fab returned in late June for pre0-seaosn and following a meeting with Alan Pardew he came out and said he was staying with the Magpies, and that like a new signing.
Can we actually count that as a signing?
Maybe not, sorry Joe. 😀
This is what Coloccini told Sky Sports News today:
“I am treated very well at Newcastle, it’s my sixth season here and I am under contract for three more years, so I will see what happens in the future.”
“I was very close to going back to San Lorenzo but Newcastle are my employers and they wanted me to stay.” “However at one point it looked like there was going to be an agreement.”
It was a bit of a turnaround, and the interview today is not dissimilar to what he said in late June, but he didn’t say at that time that he was close to leaving.
Fab Coloccini is a great professional, and he has a lot more influence in the Newcastle squad than we realized, and of course he is a leader on the field, and we missed Colo big time when he had his injured back.
And somehow we think Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Fabricio have a good chance of becoming a strong central defensive partnership for the Magpies, and both have played well in the last couple of league games, when we kept two good clean sheets and got four points.
We are very pleased to have Colccini at Newcastle.
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