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Coloccini Ready To Walk

8 years ago
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After San Lorenzo announced that ‘It is not possible to release the Newcastle player (Coloccini)…’ there was optimism in many quarters that our captain may have sorted his issues out and committed to Newcastle at least until the summer.

However, I had my doubts, especially when there was no official NUFC statement following that news.

Now the newspaper/journalist who originally broke the Coloccini unrest story has reported that the understand that our captain has played his last game for the club and is on his way regardless.

This is what The Independent have reported now;

Fabricio Coloccini is heading out of Newcastle United after he told officials he does not want to play another game for the club.

The 31 year old captain now plans to leave Tyneside in his desire to return home to Argentina as bids to deal with ‘personal matters’. Coloccini’s wife is already believed to have returned home to Argentina.

Talks had taken place this week between Coloccini’s representatives and officials from Newcastle in a bid to broker a peace deal where the central defender would stay at St.James’ Park until the end of the season, at which point his position would be reassessed.

However, after extensive discussions they failed to reach agreement and now the player is set to quit.

To further cloud the issues, we reported yesterday that Coloccini had been included in the latest Argentina squad which will play in Sweden on February 6, in [intlink id=”23199″ type=”post”]International Call-Up For Coloccini Who Needs To Sort His Priorities[/intlink] we made the point that if our captain’s issues are all about needing to spend every minute he can in Argentina, it would just be inconceivable that he would desert Newcastle who had given him so much and yet still  play international football where he isn’t even first choice.

Having Coloccini, Mbiwa and Steven Taylor would potentially give us some much needed strength in front of Tim Krul, as always we live in hope.

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