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Coloccini Staying…Or Is He?

8 years ago
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One aspect of the Coloccini transfer saga has been closed off but overall things are still up in the air with no official announcement as to his future at Newcastle United.

The frankly bizarre San Lorenzo part of the equation at least seems at an end as the Argentinian club have released the following via Twitter;

“Finally after long negotiations, we announce that Fabricio Coloccini will not join the roster of San Lorenzo.

It is not possible to release the Newcastle player…and therefore the club will look for another alternative to strengthen the defence”.

A club that could seemingly not afford either the transfer fee or wages openly talking about signing another club’s player, I thought I’d seen everything at Newcastle!

Looking at the San Lorenzo statement, what they appear to be saying to me is that Newcastle have told them no chance in terms of letting Colo head back to Argentina for nowt.

As for what will happen now with Coloccini we can only guess. If he is still desperate to go back to Argentina, then just because Newcastle won’t let him go for nothing or on the cheap to a club there, doesn’t necessarily equal that he definitely won’t go home.

Hopefully common sense will prevail and Newcastle will have their captain at least until the end of the season but I’ll be a lot happier once I hear anything official from the St.James’ Park end of the negotiations.

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