Newcastle United veteran Fabricio Coloccini admits he almost returned to San Lorenzo

Fabricio Coloccini

The Argentine wanted a move to San Lorenzo in January 2013.

In January 2013 the future of Newcastle United star Fabricio Coloccini was cast into doubt. It was reported that he wanted a move back to Argentina because of personal problems, as was reported by the BBC.

In the end that move never came off. Coloccini did not leave Newcastle and has returned to St James Park and continued to put in his best possible performances.

But he has announced that he set to be on the way back to his former club San Lorenzo, before Newcastle pulled the plug on the deal. However, he made it clear that he wants to return to Argentina before the end of his career. He told Argentine radio, as reported by The Chronicle:

“Some day I would go back and be able to play in San Lorenzo and retire there. Last year we had arranged the return to San Lorenzo.”

“It is clear that they must defend their right because I had a contract.”

Coloccini has been at Newcastle since 2008 and the 33-year-old is currently under contract at the club until next summer, so he is not set to make a return to Argentina in the upcoming summer.

But it seems clear that he does have his heart set on a move back to his homeland before he retires, so he won't be ending his playing days at Newcastle United.

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