Forget Tiote, this is the key star Newcastle should consider selling

Newcastle United may have to consider the future of Fabricio Coloccini this summer.

Newcastle United need to consider the future of Fabricio Coloccini this summer, as his form this season suggests that he is not offering value for money.

Coloccini has shown signs of age during the campaign so far and, with him being one of the highest earners at the club, they need to evaluate whether he should remain part of their team beyond the summer.

The Argentine defender's wage is £60,000 a week according to the Mirror and there is simply no way that he is justifying that sort of contract at the moment.

Newcastle are short of cover at centre-back, but they could easily find three decent players to join the side for the cost of those wages and the new manager, whoever that may be, will need to make a decision on Coloccini's future as soon as possible. 

Coloccini has looked off the pace ever since the start of the season, and he is surely having his worst campaign since arriving on Tyneside.

Although that is partly due to the instability off the pitch, there can be no doubting his standard has slipped and his value to the team needs to start being discussed.

The Magpies are likely to have a busy summer and offloading Coloccini would give them room to bring in some much needed additions, as they look to add quality to their squad. 

The 33-year-old only has one year left on his contract and planning for life without him looks a smarter option than offering him a new deal, when he has been so out of form. 

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