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Father: Coloccini eyeing Argentina return

The father of Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has revealed his son is eager to make a return to his homeland with San Lorenzo. 

Coloccini has been the rock in Newcastle's defence
Fabricio Coloccini last played in Argentina in 2001

Coloccini, 30, spent a season on loan with Los Cuervos early in his career while at Italian giants AC Milan. Coloccini’s father Osvaldo represented the club during his own professional career and now serves as the youth team director. 

"Fabricio wants to play for San Lorenzo and he is trying his best to find an elegant way to leave Newcastle," Coloccini's father told Indirecto on TyC Sports. "We don't know what Newcastle will come up with, but Fabricio is trying to rescind his contract because he wants to be back at San Lorenzo. His contract is very good and that could complicate things in an attempt for him to leave Newcastle."

This follows confirmation last month from club President Matías Lammens that San Lorenzo were exploring the possibility of a deal.

"We know he is a fan and wants to return, so there could be a possibility," said Lammens on Radio La Red. “It's not impossible, but of course the only thing that can accelerate the situation is Fabricio's intentions."

The Argentine international joined the Magpies for £10 million in 2008, and was made club captain last year following the departure of Kevin Nolan. Manager Alan Pardew recently confirmed the pair had suffered a disagreement which he described as a ‘silly little thing’, 

"I just said to him before we walked out on the pitch - 'look, we are both winners, we are allowed to fall out'," he said. "We fell out last week and we're entitled to do that, as the captain and the manager. It was just a silly little thing and I know he was determined to get the result on Saturday.

"I said to him before the game, 'Be our leader today, be a captain and make sure they don't get a sniff of a goal'. And when you ask someone to do a job and they do it, it's only right that you pay your respects to them. You fall out with players all the time as a manager, because if not you're not doing your job.

"Even your most senior players can disagree with that. I have no problem with that. In any walk of life you have to be a man sometimes and admit when you're wrong and also pay your respects when someone does something very right, and I thought Colo was absolutely brilliant on Saturday.

"He was never off my Christmas card list because it wasn't me who had the problem. Colo was a bit upset. It was a very little thing - if it was more serious I would say so. But I thought it was important I went on the pitch to embrace him in that way."



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