Newcastle’s Coloccini still wants San Lorenzo return


Fabricio Coloccini and his dad at a Club function

Newcastle United Captain, Fabricio Coloccini has given a revealing interview with Ole in which he states that he is hoping to return to San Lorenzo “as soon as possible.”

The much-debated move fell through in the summer after San Lorenzo were unable to come to any agreement with Newcastle. Understandably the Premier league side wanted a sizeable amount of money for one of their prize assets and San Lorenzo did not come up with the cash. Coloccini made it clear that he was keen on the move but when it didn’t materialise returned to Newcastle with the view of putting it behind him.

However, following his recent injury Coloccini returned to Buenos Aires and has enjoyed not only seeing his family but watching San Lorenzo ascend to the top of the table. He did, unfortunately, also witness the horrendous Copa Argentina Final after allegedly being flown straight from the camp with La Seleccion to catch the game.

Coloccini was part of a San Lorenzo side which won the Torneo Clausura in 2001 and El Ciclon could be on the verge of adding another championship if they can win their remaining 3 matches.

When comparing the merits of the two sides Coloccini said that he thought this current team was more offensive and pass the ball much more than the side he played in, which he described as more “direct.”

The Argentine international also singled out young defender, Walter Kannemann for praise in addition to the much-sought after, Angel Correa. Certainly adding a player of Coloccini’s experience and calibre will have a positive impact on the young defenders at the club.

At this stage of his career it would not do him any harm, as Maxi Rodriguez has already shown that moving back to play in Argentina does not mean that a call-up to the international squad is out of the question, and in all fairness, Coloccini’s days as a starter for La Albiceleste are probably behind him.

Like all San Lorenzo fans, Coloccini sounded excited at the prospect of moving back to their home in Boedo and hoped to step out in the new stadium at some point.

This is likely to run well into January and whether or not it comes to fruition it would appear that at some stage Coloccini will be back in the colours of San Lorenzo.

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