They say football is crazy in South America, well if that’s the case I don’t quite how our two Argentinian stars would describe this mad three and a half years they’ve spent on Tyneside.

Surviving the turmoil that could have fatally wounded this football club, the two players have emerged as crucial players in Newcastle’s rise to today’s relatively dizzy heights.

Having signed an extended contract earlier this season, Jonas has been talking to the Sunday Sun about his compatriot’s contract situation;

“I have known Fabricio for a number of years, I know exactly what kind of player he is.

Maybe in the first season he was bad but it was bad for all of the players who arrived here because we were relegated.

But I know the qualities that he has. He always tries to play the quality pass and he’s a really, really good defender too.

I am so glad that he is here with our club and yes, of course I would like him to stay and I said that to him.

But all of the players are having a great season. It is not just about him – we’re all having a good season.

That is what this season is all about”.

With only one full season left on his contract it would be a hammer blow if Colo didn’t sign up again. He’s shown tremendous character to achieve what he has at St.James’ Park, having to win over many doubters with his commitment before then showing his true talent once he’d adapted to the English game.

We are still waiting to see if Steven Taylor can make a successful comeback to the heights he hit earlier this season, with Captain Colo alongside Taylor we all know how much easier that reintroduction will be.