Defender will not be allowed to leave St James’ Park cheaply.
Newcastle United have ruled out letting wantaway defender Fabricio Coloccini leave St James’ Park on the cheap having invested heavily in the Argentine over the last four seasons.
Coloccini, Newcastle’s club captain, is understood to have handed in a transfer request due to personal problems and is keen to return to his homeland to join San Lorenzo, despite signing a new four-year deal in the summer.
He played in Newcastle’s goalless draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, but Newcastle plan to sit down and discuss Coloccini’s situation this week. They have, however, ruled out simply allowing him to walk away from Tyneside.
Source: Sunday Mirror
Coloccini cost Newcastle £10.3million when signed from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna and, according to the Sunday Mirror, Newcastle have invested a further £15million on the defender in wages.
San Lorenzo are unlikely to be able to offer the kind of transfer fee Newcastle require for the 31-year-old, who is one of only three centre-backs at the club with Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson the others.
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Douglas, FC Twente’s Brazilian-born defender Who significantly holds an EU passport.
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