There was news recently that Mike Ashley had dinner with Newcastle captain Fabricio, and they had discussed what Newcastle were going to try to do in the summer transfer window, and that seemed to be a good omen that Fab may stay on for the final two years of his contract at Newcastle.
Fabricio Coloccini – back next season
And news today in the Shields Gazette that Coloccini has committed his future to Newcastle United – and he will indeed be back in July – and that’s good news, and we haven’t had much of that this year.
He has told the Gazette that he’ll at least be back for next season, as he had this to say to the Gazette today when asked if he was staying on Tyneside:
“For sure. I’m going to be here.” “I had personal problems,” “Sometimes it’s tough. You have to decide between the problems and the work.”
“Sometimes it’s too difficult. Now it’s finished, and next season I will be here. I’m looking forward to improving.”
“We want the best for Newcastle United.” “This season we finished top 10, and maybe we will bring some players in the summer.”
“We will try to do well and finish in the top eight, or something like that. We will always try to improve.” “It was a good result on Saturday.” “We played well in the first half, then in the second half we got the result.
“We needed the points to finish in the top 10, which was our target.” “We understand the fans.” “We know that we didn’t do well in the last two or three months.”
“We have to accept that and be honest on the pitch. We have to always give the same – 100% like we did against Cardiff.”
With Crystal Palace failing to win last night in their amazing 3-3 draw with Liverpool, after being 3-0 down after 78 minutes, Newcastle are now guaranteed a top ten finish.
Whatever we do in our last game at Liverpool on Sunday, if Stoke don’t beat West Brom away, we will finish in 9th place.
It’s good to hear Colo is staying on at Newcastle. 😀