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Coloccini Demands January Move To Argentina – Reports

8 years ago
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It is reported this morning that Fabicio Coloccini has asked to leave Newcastle in the January transfer window, telling club officials that he wants to return to Argentina.

Obviously there had been a recent spat between the captain and Alan Pardew which the manager referred to as insignificant but bizarrely didn’t say what it was, though it was claimed later that it was about the style of Newcastle’s play and tactics.

The Independent is now claiming Colo’s representatives flew into Tyneside for a meeting to tell the club that he didn’t want to stay and wanted to leave before the end of the month. The Indy has either got a real scoop or this is something patched together with chewing gum and string.

While a cynic would say that Mike Ashley might be happy to get his highest wage earner off the books, especially when apart from the mackem match Colo hasn’t been at his very best, and the owner recently gave him a new four year contract. However, you would imagine the player is essential to Alan Pardew’s plans and it could be calamitous if Fabricio left now with the club in some disarray.

When Coloccini’s dad recently talked about his son coming home to San Lorenzo (where his dad Osvaldo is a coach) due to ‘personal matters’, it was dismissed by his agent as wishful thinking and there was no chance of it happening.

The President of San Lorenzo, Matias Lammens, then put his oar in when he said;

“Coloccini to San Lorenzo is the plan A, B and C as he represents much more than fooball, he played here six months (on loan as a kid from AC Milan) and was champion, his father works at the club and is a fan. The deadline is next week but we cannot do anything crazy with the budget…”.

This is the reality of course, even if the story stacked up, you would imagine it being almost impossible for a club like San Lorenzo to even cover Coloccini’s rumoured sixty grand wages, never mind potential transfer fee. So if the player was adamant he wanted to go then it is unlikely there would be money generated for a replacement.

If we don’t get any quotes today direct from Captain Colo reiterating his commitment to Newcastle then we’ll have to start and think the worst.

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