Newcastle Agree To Let Coloccini Leave For San Lorenzo

As we reported yesterday, it looks like Fabricio Coloccini will be moving to San Lorenzo this summer, and there’s a report today in that he’s in negotiations on a deal to join the Buenos Aries based club.

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Fabricio Coloccini – now effectively a free agent
Free to make a deal with San Lorenzo
This is photo of Fab shown in TyCSports  today 

The above is said to be a smartly dressed Fabricio Coloccini speaking to the President of San Lorenzo, Matías Lammens,  about his move there.

The report says that Fabricio Coloccini is to return to San Lorenzo and that a deal has been reached with Newcastle, who have agreed to release the player one year before the end of his current contract.

They say that Fabricio has made a tour of Europe in his long career and played for Alaves, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Milan, Deportivo La Coruna and finally Newcastle, where’s he been playing since the summer of 2008.

So Newcastle have effectively made Coloccini a free agent, which he would have been if Steve McClaren hadn’t extended his contract for a year last summer.

They say in the report that this will be the first signing for San Lorenzo this summer and that Coloccini will reinforce the squad.

This has yet to be announced by Newcastle, but it makes sense and he was expected to join San Lorenzo this summer.

That will also get his massive £65K/week wages of the wage bill for the coming season.

A good and sensible move by Newcastle.

Fabricio played 263 times with 7 goals for Newcatsle during his eight seasons on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Get him off the wage bill, and his contract was due to expire this summer anyway before McClaren extended it, so no real loss. Frees up the budget for a more capable and younger centre back.

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think it was McClaren’s idea.

  • AncientC

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #3

    I am slightly surprised Colo is willing to walk away from the club with no strings, he is still owed £3.4 million in wages. He has done the club a favour, all the best to him.

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #4

    The short time Diego Aguirre , the new San Lorenzo coach , managed in Spain (Marbella and Ourense), Rafa was managing Real Madid “B” .
    They must have met.
    There was a hint of a phone call twixt them this morning
    Fabio sorted.
    Anyone who doesn’t wish Colo all the best is very mean spirited.

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Ron Knee – you’re probably right about that. More likely Charnley, or as some people have suggested Mike himself, as they reckon the two of them were pretty tight. Either way, let’s hope this deal goes through soon and Rafa can get some real Championship players with some grit and commitment.

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Townsend and Collocini gone, with most likely the majority of Sissoko, Widjnaldum, Janmaat, Krul, Tiote, Cisse and others all agitating to some degree for a move. Will be a very interesting few weeks.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Colo is another one of those players who could play well when he could be bothered not what you want from a captain!

    If we can actually replace him and Taylor with quality centre backs I think it will be the best thing to happen to us in years squad wise !!! Both should have been kicked out a long time ago !

  • Yo-yo

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Best of luck to both Colo and Townsend.

    But why am I left with the feeling Andros will pass us at the end of the season going down, when we’re on the up ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah I think the way it will work out is Rafa will be pretty much able to restructure most of his squad with the money from Townsend, Cabella, Thauvin, Sissoko and Wijnaldum and then wages reduced by Marveux, Obertan, Taylor, Colo and Doumbia leaving!

    Cisse and Tiote futures still up in the air as well! Thats quite a clear out but also a good chance for a total clean slate for Rafa to shape the squad the way he wants

  • lesh

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #10

    If Liverpool are interested in Sissoko, we should take advantage of the special relationship that exists between us and them – £50m sounds about right for him!

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #11


    In his mind it is!

  • Belfast

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #12

    12 months too late, but good news all the same.

  • G

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks for the service Colo, not been at your best for a while, but good luck with San Lorenzo.

  • Belfast

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully Cisse (sorry skunki) and a few other big earners follow him out the door.

  • lesh

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #15


    In that case, we could offer a special deal – £40m cash

  • AncientC

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #16

    I would agree on playing hardball with Liverpool over any future transfers.

    Apparently they were jacking up the price on Carroll, and making a thing out of it, when we were showing interest in resigning him. Nobody forced them to pay £35 million for Carroll, yet they wanted to act like it was Newcastle’s fault. I do not remember Chelsea being petulant with Liverpool over the Torres transfer, even loaning Moses to Liverpool at one point.

    You can imagine where Liverpool would tell us to go, if we wanted to loan one of their players in the few years after they bought Carroll.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    The Mag have done a compilation of all Townsends quotes since he joined.
    Really does show these blokes will say absolutely anything – so false and mercenary.
    Reading the compilation go to say I thought -you lying b*****d.
    Just as well he is away. No loss at all.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Townsend hasn’t signed with anyone else yet – no over until the Fat Lady sings.

    Anyway if he chooses Palace because no-one else wants him and they get relegated he’s going to look daft but better off as he will demand from Palace the salary that NUFC have offered. Perhaps he and Sterling can play FIFA together.

    Your call Andros

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #19

    So far Rafa hasn’t bought anybody from the Championship and maybe that’s a sign of his policy. Both Ritchie and Gayle are from the PL, but have experience in the Championship. Persuading the likes of Ritchie to join his little project is, imo, a masterstroke. He’s ample replacement for Andros and possibly less erratic. His free kicks are impressive too. There’s plenty of comings and goings still to come and for every billy big boots who chooses to leave, we will have mega bucks to let Rafa put together his own team. Transfers are happening all over now and Rafa has massive pulling power all across Europe – the world even. I reckon by the time the season kicks off, we’ll have a team ready to destroy the Championship, full of players who’ve chosen to be here, not whiners who think they’re too good for us. Better to get rid now and release those funds.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Ha ha, get in poland! 😉

  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Don’t worry lads.
    This is all just newspaper talk.
    They make it all up.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Mr tuff, how long have you been a football fan? I’m surprised you’re surprised, because in my experience players say what they think we want to hear, not what they really mean. I wouldn’t take it personally mate, very few are genuine people. I agree whole heartedly by the way, let him go enjoy another relegation battle – serves him right. (Providing he has gone like, not official yet). Be here by choice or sling your hook. 😉

  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #23

    I wonder which defenders Rafa has lined up. I would be happy with Skrtel. He called Klopp a dickhead so he’s okay in my book.

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Hoping Portugal get absolutely tonked here. Would love to see Ronaldo with a massive pet lip on. Seeing Pepe with a twisty face would just be a bonus.

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Novo – think Skrtel is already off to the Turkish league. Not done and dusted, but that’s the latest news on him.

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Argh! Swines. Come on Poland, don’t let a jammy deflection get you down.

  • NUFCPaul

    Jun 30, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobbybee – you’re right, there aren’t many Shearers, Giggs or Gerards left in the game, i.e. players who genuinely love the club and not just their paycheck.

    Look at Sterling doing shite in the Euros then posting pics of his lavish lifestyle on Twitter the minute he gets back. That’s just the way things are now.

  • Al Yalayis Lad

    Jul 1, 2016 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Collo leaving is good for everybody.
    Good luck and all the best, not many players stay with clubs this long.

    To get out of the Fizzy Pop Lge we need committed players wanting to wear the shirt ( even if it does have Wonga on the front ) with Arma, Sterry, Ronaldo, Mbabu we have young players with these qualities, and with new new players come willing to drop down a division, it is all looking canny like,


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