Argentine stopper commits to Magpies.
Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has ended speculation linking him with a return to his boyhood club San Lorenzo by committing his future to the Magpies, Sky Sports reports.
The 31-year-old told the club in January that he wanted to return home to Argentina for family reasons and Buenos Aires-based San Lorenzo, with whom Coloccini enjoyed a season-long loan spell in 2001, held talks with Newcastle but were unable to conclude a deal.
However, after a number of long talks with Toon boss Alan Pardew he has now revealed that he has now decided to stay with the club until the end of the current season at least.
And it is his relationship with the fans that has made up his mind for him by saying; “My dream is to play at the top level of football. My family could understand that and that’s why I’m here now,” he said.
“My relationship with Newcastle and with the fans was very important in helping me to make my decision.
“I’ve supported San Lorenzo since I was small, but I feel something for Newcastle now.”
Coloccini arrived at Newcastle in 2008 from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna and has gone on to make 184 appearances, scoring five goals.