Coloccini insists he is settled at Newcastle

Fabricio Coloccini has insisted there is no lasting ill-feeling after he was not allowed to leave Newcastle United in the January transfer window to return to his native Argentina and San Lorenzo, the Daily Mirror has reported.

However, the Magpies captain could not say if he would still be at the club next season, wanting only to concentrate on the current campaign. Coloccini said: “ The future? Yes. I am happy to play now. When the situation was finished in January I said to the club that we can turn the page.

We have moved on. I’m only focusing on the club now. Next season, I don’t know. I just want to be focused on the Premier League and the Europa League this season.

Coloccini sought a move to San Lorenzo for personal reasons, despite having signed a long-term contract with Newcastle last summer. The Mirror claims Coloccini could leave St James’ Park at the end of the season despite his contract having three years left to run at that point. Newcastle were unwilling to lower their valuation of the former Milan defender to enable San Lorenzo to make an offer for Coloccini within their price range.

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