Having been convinced to stay at St James’ Park on numerous occasions in the past, it now seems likely that Fabio Coloccini’s time with Newcastle United will finally come to an end. The Argentine defender has made no secret of his desire to return to his homeland in the past, and following the club’s relegation to the Championship, it seems unlikely that the former Deportivo La Coruna man will spend another year in the second tier of English football.
With manager Rafa Benitez facing a battle to keep hold of some of his most prized assets, Coloccini is perhaps one man who the Spaniard will not mind losing, with the Argentine having spent eight years on Tyneside, and who is now entering the twilight of his career. Having recently brought in Mikel Antia as assistant manager to replace the departed Fabio Rocchia, it is reported that Benitez is open to making a clean break with Newcastle in terms of his playing squad. After agreeing to stay on at Newcastle despite their relegation, Newcastle have been made the favourites to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League at the first opportunity. However, with the competitiveness of the Championship known to all, taking a long shot on a free bet may well prove to be more fruitful, with Bookies.com providing online platforms offering the best free bets and football odds from bookmakers around.
Elsewhere, the likes of Andros Townsend, Aleksander Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum are among those players expected to be leaving St James’ Park, with plenty of potential suitors set to show themselves over the summer months. With just one player, Moussa Sissoko, participating in the upcoming European Championships, players will have 100% focus upon their domestic futures.
As far as incomings are concerned, former Real Madrid defender Arvelo Arbeloa is the latest name to be linked with a move to Newcastle, and a reunion with his former boss. Fulham striker Ross McCormack has long been linked with a potential move to the North East, and Benitez looks to find a goal scorer for his new look side. Scoring just 44 goals in the Premier League certainly contributed to Newcastle’s downfall, and will certainly need to be improved upon.