Coloccini Future In Balance After Meeting
Our captain, along with his lawyers and advisers, met Managing Director Derek Llambias and the club’s legal team but Alan Pardew wasn’t present.
It is widely reported today that the meeting lasted three hours but came to no conclusion either way, with further talks to follow.
The player has still not put in an official transfer request but clearly this isn’t going to be an easy ride to a positive outcome.
If your glass is half full then you’ll see the positive in that there is no announcement that he is definitely leaving, yet.
The fact that if Coloccini ended up back in Argentina there is seemingly no realistic chance of decent compensation for losing one of Newcastle’s biggest assets, is a bit of sticking point.
With Alan Pardew having to fight for every penny on transfers, it is inconceivable that Mike Ashley will just let our captain walk out of the door, whatever the pressing personal reasons Coloccini has.
Whatever the outcome, to the fan in the street it would be very hard to take if any deal doesn’t see Coloccini at least staying until May, or with an agreement that he could go earlier if Premier League safety is guaranteed…
Somebody with plenty to say on the subject has been Coloccini’s father and Sky Sports are quoting him saying the following regarding the meeting;
“There was an inconclusive meeting today. Tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be a decision, we both desire the transfer.
Fabricio is very anxious, he wants a decision to be made one way or another. I believe this is the moment to move.
Newcastle have asked him to wait until May, the issue is if San Lorenzo will wait until that date.
It would be beautiful if both of us were at San Lorenzo, the club we love. Fabricio is eager to return but he wants to do so in an elegant way”.
While we have to accept that Coloccini Senior is playing to his audience over in Argentina, to say that he isn’t helping matters is an understatement.
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