Fabricio Coloccini to remain at Newcastle United

Coloccini's advisors had travelled to Tyneside in an attempt to release him from the new four-year contract he signed just last season, a request which was never likely to be accepted.

updated: January 26, 2013 13:25 IST
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London: Premier League strugglers Newcastle United have announced that Argentine defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini will remain with the club until at least the end of this season.

The 31-year-old had requested to return to his homeland citing personal problems, but after several days of negotiations he has now agreed to stay at St James' Park for the time being and will also continue in his role as captain.

"Coloccini is going to stay with us and will remain as captain, which is fantastic news for us," said Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

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