THE signing of Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa does not necessarily mean Fabricio Coloccini will leave Newcastle this month - according to the Argentinian’s father.
Osvaldo Coloccini revealed in a radio interview in Argentina that his son could well stay on Tyneside for another four months, which would be seen as a compromise on both sides.
Asked if the signing of Yanga-M’Biwa signalled the immediate end of the 30-year-old’s Newcastle career, Coloccini senior said: “No, because they were already looking for a central defender, an alternative.
“On Monday they held a meeting (with the player’s representatives) that did not finish because they decided to pause for a rest. They are going to continue the meeting (this week) and I think they are going to take the decision.”
San Lorenzo are the club that want Coloccini, who says he wants to return home for family reasons.
Coloccini senior said: “Fabricio is very anxious and very nervous. He wants a decision.
“He’s in the middle between San Lorenzo and Newcastle and he wants a decision. The lack of a decision makes him nervous as a footballer and as a person. Maybe it causes complications with his ability to deliver on the pitch as well.”
The Newcastle supporters have not turned on a player who has served the club superbly well.
This is something Coloccini has appreciated. His father said: “He tells me that the people in the street thank him for everything he has done and they sing his name in the stadium.
“What is happening is that because of a personal situation he has indicated he wants to come to San Lorenzo.”
Asked what Newcastle have demanded, Osvaldo said: “That he stays until May. Fabricio will wait until May, but it remains to be seen if San Lorenzo will wait until May.
“I hope tomorrow the situation will soon be solved one way or the other.”