Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has agreed to stay with Newcastle through the end of this season, but some surprising quotes from the Newcastle captain today, that after the end of the season he hopes to return to Argentina as soon as possible – to use Colo’s own words.
Fab Coloccini – still wants to leave Newcastle
It was last January that Fabricio Coloccini had a bit of a standoff with the Newcastle club, as Buenos Aries San Lorenzo FC were very keen to sign him, but in the end they couldn’t come up with the money – thought to be around £6M for the Newcastle captain.
Coloccini has today talked on the Argentine web-site Ole:
“We did everything possible to return to Argentina, but obviously Newcastle have the final say,” “They are the club that invested in me… and you have to respect that. The truth is I don’t want to get my hopes up. Hopefully it will be as soon as possible.”
It looks like Colo will push for a move back to Argentina in the summer, and we assume the personal problem he had in January, which is why he wanted to return to his homeland, has not been resolved, and of course his family is now living permanently in Buenos Aries.
If players like Mike Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa and Paul Dummett keep playing well this season, Newcastle may elect to let their captain leave next summer, but they would need to get a decent fee of around £4M for their captain, and he still has two and a half years left on his contract next summer.
And Newcastle would also need to replace him with another top center-back – Joe Kinnear please take note.
But it does seem that Colo’s personal problems have not been resolved, and that’s still the issue.
Fabricio has been a great buy for Newcastle, and the Argentine International has played 192 times for Newcastle with 5 goals, since signing from Spanish club Deportivo for just over £10M in August five years ago, and he’s been captain for over two years now.
Fab’s played 38 times for Argentina with one goal, and he has an excellent chance of making their World Cup squad for Brazil next summer.
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