Fabricio Coloccini wants to join San Lorenzo and Newcastle are willing to make him a free agent so he can do that, but first of all sensible Rafa Benitez is putting Newcastle needs first.
He has told Fabricio he must wait until Newcastle are able to bring in a replacement, before he is allowed to leave the club.
The club captain has been pictured back in training on Tyneside and he has told friends he will be leaving Newcastle soon, but not yet.
Fabricio Coloccini – leaving Newcastle soon
Fabricio was in the news in Buenos Aries last week and he will finally be joining San Lorenzo, who he last played for on loan in the 2000-2001 season when a player at AC Milan.
But that business must wait until Newcastle bring in a replacement – hopefully soon.
The Chronicle is reporting Rafa has narrowed his search for new defenders down to four or five players and Benitez is pushing for signings to be made this week.
The Argentine club is looking forward to having such an experienced former player back with them soon.
San Lorenzo coach Diego Aguirre said this in the local papers in Buenos Aries last week:
“Coloccini will be very welcome.” “He will bring much to the club on and off the field.”
Coloccini earlier last week explained why he will almost certainly be able to leave Newcastle this summer to finally join his family back home:
“With the relegation, they are pointing to a new plan with young people under 25 years old.” “So it is a matter of talking and then proposing to them my exit.”
“At the moment I have in mind going back to Argentine football.” “I want to go back to San Lorenzo and fulfil the dream of entering the pitch with my kids and retire there.”
Fabricio was signed from Deportivo for £10.3M in August of 2008 and he has been the Newcastle captain for the last five years.
In 2012 he was voted in the Premier League Team of the Season after Newcastle finished in 5th place.
Newcastle will be offloading his £65K/week wages once he joins San Lorenzo.
Manager Alan Pardew won both the Premier League Manager of the Season award and the League Managers Association Manager of the Year award for that achievement.
But it’s been all downhill for Newcastle since that time.