Scott Dann comments on potential Crystal Palace move for Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini

Scott Dann believes the Newcastle captain would be a signing who improves Crystal Palace.

Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Scott Dann has commented on the potential of Fabricio Coloccini moving to Crystal Palace during this transfer window.

Dann said: “He’s been playing in the Premier League now for a long time. I don't know too much about the link, though. If he comes in, he comes into a strong squad and hopefully he hits the ground running to improve us.”

Coloccini was linked with Palace by the Mirror earlier this summer, and although the Argentine defender is still club captain at St James’ Park, his future is in doubt.

He does not look to be a first-choice selection at centre-back for Steve McClaren, and at 33-years-old, still has a few playing years ahead of him.

Although he was far from top form last term, Coloccini has proven himself in the Premier League for many years, and it is hard to deny he would improve the Palace back-line.

He would add another vocal and experienced presence to a defensive line made up of Dann and Damien Delaney, and his ability on the ball will allow Alan Pardew to continue his development of the Eagles into a progressive footballing side.

Dann clearly believes that Coloccini is a player who would improve the Palace side, and with just under a month left until the transfer window closes, there is plenty of time for the Eagles to formalise their interest and make a concrete approach for the Newcastle man.

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