According to Mirror Football, Newcastle United defender, Fabricio Coloccini, is to commit to playing for the club until the end of the season after being told it would cost him £7 million to walk out of the North East.
The Magpies’ captain revealed earlier in the month that he was not happy at the club and that he wanted to return to his native Argentina.
However, after talks with Newcastle and a number of lawyers, he was told that if he did walk out and go back to his home country, then he would have to buy out the remainder of his contract.
For that reason, it looks as though Coloccini is staying put at St James’ Park for the rest of the season.
Then, when he has time off, he can think about what his next career move will be and whether or not he wants to stay at Newcastle.
Alan Pardew certainly needs him for the rest of the English Premier League campaign as his men are in a relegation battle right now.
What Pardew will want now is for Coloccini to show his commitment to the club and keep them in the top flight. After that, he might be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window.