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Pardew On Coloccini ‘What Might Be Right For Him Might Not Be Right For The Club’

8 years ago

While some sections of the media have been running stories suggesting there will be numerous incoming transfers, there remains worries that Newcastle’s remaining most influential players, including Fabricio Coloccini, are in danger of leaving.

While others such as Ba and Cabaye have left to further their careers, or sit on a bench for more money, depending on your viewpoint. In the case of the Newcastle captain the problems facing Alan Pardew and the rest of us are little to do with career advancement for Coloccini.

In fact it would look to be the opposite in terms of his playing career, as Fabricio Coloccini is clearly still desperate to be back with his family who live over in Argentina.

Alan Pardew is quoted by Four Four Two saying the following;

“I am not worried about it at this stage but obviously it’s a conversation I will have with Colo and we’ll pick the right decision for the club.

“What might be right for him might not be right for this club but I’m hoping we both make that same decision because I want him to stay.

“He’s an essential part of this team and one of my most important players. I do not see anything that gives me cause for alarm, if I am honest, his mentality for the game will never change.”

It looks to be a case of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Coloccini leaves as there is no reassurance there from the Newcastle manager on his captain’s future.

Pardew is simply repeating what he has said in the past in terms of he has total faith in Coloccini performing while he is still at St.James’ Park but can offer no guarantees as to how long that will be for.

With Yohan Cabaye revealing that he’d had a private agreement with the club that they’d let him go in January if he played ball, it would appear more than likely something similar must be in place for Coloccini after he attempted to leave in January last year.

The spine of the team is vital at any club and in Newcastle’s case even more so, with Krul, Coloccini, Cabaye, Remy we had a match for anybody but it is a case of one already down and how many more to go this summer?

Replacing first team players is always hard but replacing ones who are the spine of the team is on a whole different level.


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