ALAN Pardew has repeated his call for Fabricio Coloccini to address Newcastle United’s supporters – despite saying he is not too worried about the open letter the defender penned to San Lorenzo.
Coloccini has refused to speak to the English media since September and, despite his future being settled last week, there appears little doubt that he still harbours a desire to return to South America.
A letter purporting to be from Coloccini appeared on San Lorenzo’s Facebook page on Friday night that thanked the club and the supporters for their efforts in trying to get him back “home”.
That was a curious development given the fact Newcastle had received no approach whatsoever for the defender.
Pardew said he had spoken to Coloccini about the communication and urged him to make the same efforts with his public in the North East.
“I did speak to him about it because I think it’s important for our fans that they get the message that he’s committed to our club,” he said.
“Colo being club captain is very, very committed to letting his performances do the talking and I think that’s really where he wants to be with that.
“Having said that, I think he probably does need to give a message to our fans, but the letter was no real problem for me.
“I understand what he was saying. It’s a bit like Crystal Palace wanting me and me saying ‘Look guys, thanks for the offer it was nice to have your support and everything else and maybe one day you’ll see me’.”
Meanwhile, Pardew said it was unlikely that the club would swoop again this week – although he left the door slightly ajar in case there were late developments in the transfer window.
“You are probably asking the wrong person because of course I was the victim of Andy Carroll leaving on the last day, so it’s never over till it’s over in the transfer window,” Pardew said.
“The club we are, we are always liable to do business so I would not say no.
“But I think in terms of coming in, that is probably us done.
“If we were to lose a player that we thought worked for us, we might bring another one in but we will have to wait and see.”