Newcastle defender must make gesture to return to Argentina.
Newcastle United’s wantaway captain Fabricio Coloccini will have to pay to end his own contract at St James’ Park if he is secure a return to Argentina with San Lorenzo.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle report that San Lorenzo, the club Coloccini started out with in his homeland and one where is father Osvaldo was a club legend, are desperate to secure his services but cannot offer a transfer fee or match the wage he earns in the Premier League.
And San Lorenzo president Matias Lammens has revealed that Coloccini holds all the keys to the move after telling Newcastle he wants to quit the club just a year into a five-year contract because of personal problems.
Lammens is quoted as telling Argentine media: “We are going to offer him a good contract, he wants to come and I have hope that it can be done. We understand the people of Newcastle, it is hard to let a player like him leave.
“But Coloccini has to end his contract. We depend on the feelings of the player and on what he can negotiate in England. We can’t buy his transfer in no way.
“He has been chosen as the best defender of the Premier League, he is an elite player.
“San Lorenzo can only point to Coloccini’s feelings and not to his pocket. He has personal problems and wants to return to Argentina. We can only offer him a good contract.”