Micky Quinn suggests Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave Newcastle United

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini has been in disappointing form for Newcastle United lately.

Newcastle United legend Micky Quinn has suggested in The Chronicle that Fabricio Coloccini does not want to remain at the club anymore.

Coloccini has been on the books of Newcastle since 2008 and is one of the key players for the Magpies.

However, the Argentina international defender’s form has been erratic over the past few weeks, and he struggled to cope with Everton last weekend.

The Merseyside outfit scored three goals in the Premier League clash at Goodison Park, leading Quinn to wonder if some of the players, including Coloccini, want to play for the team anymore.

“Does Fabricio Coloccini want to be at Newcastle United any more?” the 52-year-old wrote in The Chronicle. “It’s an accusation, and a strong one at that, I could put to more than a few players after Sunday’s frankly embarrassing performance at Goodison Park…

“I am beginning to get the feeling that there are a few who know their time is coming to an end at Newcastle, the skipper being one of them.

“Maybe they don’t want to play for John Carver. Perhaps they have a move lined up. Maybe some are realistic enough to know that they aren’t good enough.”

It must be made clear that it is Quinn’s opinion that Coloccini does not want to play for Newcastle anymore.

Whether that is the case or not yours truly cannot verify, but it is clear to one and all that the Magpies need to step up their game and improve their performance.

Manager John Carver has a good group of players that have quality, but results and performances have been disappointing over the past few weeks.

Form can dip from time to time, but it is how the players bounce back that speaks volumes about their character.

A strong performance and a positive result from the Newcastle players against Arsenal at St. James’ Park in the Premier League today will go a long way towards getting the fans back on their side.

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