Fabricio Coloccini Asks To Leave Newcastle In January, Return To Argentina For ‘Personal Reasons’

Chris Wright

11th, January 2013


By Chris Wright

“I’m getting too old for this shit”

Things just went from ‘a bit dicey’ to worse at Newcastle this afternoon with the news that Fabricio Coloccini has asked the club to null his contract in January so he can return home to Argentina ‘for personal reasons’ – though we’re yet to see any direct quotes as of yet.

Colocinni signed a four-year deal with Toon last October, but the Independent are reporting that he flew his team of advisors out from Argentina especially to deliver the bombshell and begin brokering a severance.

That’s what playing alongside James Perch for too long can do to a man.

There is word that Colocinni wants to re-join San Lorenzo, where he spent six months on loan from AC Milan back in 2000/01, and the Argentinian Premier Division club are hardly distancing themselves from the rumours, with president Matias Lammens telling the press:

“Coloccini to San Lorenzo is the plan A, B and C. He represents much more than football. He played here six months and was champion, his father works at the club and is a fan.

“The deadline is next week but we cannot do anything crazy with the budget.”

Which, once you factor in that they’ve already lost Demba Ba this month, is all a bit of a bummer for Newcastle, no? Coloccini has gone from hapless clown to damn-near indispensable in but a few short seasons – finding his way into the Premier League team of the year for last season no less.

In a wafer thin defense, his loss – should he get his wish to return home – will be keenly felt, perhaps to ‘relegation’ proportions. He hasn’t been on song for a while now, maybe now we know why.

Any thoughts?

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  1. Dave says:

    I wasn’t too worried up till now, but, if he does go, and it is for personal reasons, then i wish him all the best and I also become instantly worried about relegation. Mike Williamson will be our only fully fit proper CB!

  2. Si says:

    @Dave – Williamson should not be allowed to watch football, let alone play it. I would rather have Stephen Hawking in defence, partnered by his magic chair, than have Williamson anywhere near the pitch.

    I agreed with your comments on Colo though. If he needs to leave for personal reasons, I wish him all the best.

  3. David Allison says:

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! As a side-note, though, don’t knock Perchinho – he progressed like no-one could even have dreamed of last season.

    Side-note number two, was that Lemmens quote a Geordie-friendly translation: “He played here six months and was champion…” ;)

  4. Davy says:

    Top 5 to bottom 5 in 6 months – best players leaving.

    Hope: Debuchy signing means Cabaye will stay. A top 6 club ignores Arfa’s talent.

    get Carroll and Danny Graham in the black & white.

  5. Anonymous says:

    @ SI that made me super lol

  6. Graham says:

    I’ll tell, it’s the curse of the Barton.

  7. Haile Mitoo says:

    So Fellaini is the only afro left in the EPL? :'(
    It’s a damn shame

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