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Fabricio Coloccini Non-Committal On Future

8 years ago
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An ‘interesting’ summer lies ahead in terms of shaping the squad for next season and firstly Alan Pardew will be desperate to hang on to the small group of true quality players Newcastle have, with his Captain Fabricio Coloccini most definitely in that category.

Despite having a rare nightmare against Everton on Tuesday night, the defence undoubtedly is generally a different proposition when Colo is in the team.

The Shields Gazette are carrying an exclusive today on the Argentinian’s future and this is what Fabricio Coloccini had to say to them;

“We have to think about these next seven games and then start to think about other things.

“I have a contract here for a long time and that’s all I can say.

“We have to improve for next season and take as many points as possible.”

I don’t know whether cricket is very big in Argentina but I think we can safely say the Newcastle defender played the question with a straight bat.

Coloccini’s situation is of course different to other want away players, such as Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye, who were looking for money money and/or the possibility of trophies.

Colo of course wants to be back in Argentina where his family have returned to and as we know, there’s no chance of anybody paying a market value transfer fee over there.

At 32, the United player isn’t old in terms of centre-backs and being such a clever player, it would be realistic to think he could play for a minimum of three, or possibly four, years at the top level. Subsequently he must still be worth a decent portion of the £10m or so that Newcastle paid for him.

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