Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Fabricio Coloccini contract extension

Fabricio Coloccini

The Newcastle defender signed a new contract until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Colocinni ended any rumours concerning his future by agreeing a one-year deal with Newcastle.

The news was confirmed by the official club website, and it means that Coloccini remains club captain at St James’ Park.

He may have endured a tough pre-season, being left out of matchday squads by Steve McClaren, but it is likely that the Argentine centre-back will be a key first-team member this season.

The Magpies are not well stocked at centre-back, and, on his day, Coloccini is arguably the best defender the club possess. He will be able to show his talent and leadership on the pitch, whilst also being a great mentor for young Chancel Mbemba - who signed for the club this summer from Anderlecht.

Coloccini also has the benefit of being comfortable on the ball and suiting a technical system, which means he is a good fit for Steve McClaren’s tactics.

Despite his lack of appearances in pre-season, it would still come as no surprise to see Coloccini play a major part in the campaign for the Tyneside club.

When the news was announced, fans took to Twitter to discuss the contract extension, and we gather the best responses.

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