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Newcastle United signed Alexander Isak last month, and the deal was made possible by chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan’s presence at St James’ Park. The PIF chief was in attendance for the Magpies’ 3-3 draw with Manchester City, a thrilling encounter that saw Eddie Howe’s side go toe-to-toe with the Champions. It also saw Callum Wilson pick up a hamstring problem, further heightening the need for Newcastle to sign a striker before the transfer window closed. According to former Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini,  Al-Rumayyan was a key figure that led to Isak arriving for £59million. Coloccini stated that the Toon chairman decided that he wanted the club to ‘do something big’ in the transfer market that would help the team. And that’s what led to the Toon hierarchy pushing the boat out to land Isak. The 22-year-old had been linked with a move earlier in the summer, but was deemed too expensive. That was a disappointment, as he was a player who head of recruitment Steve Nickson had tracked for a long time.


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Argentine defender FabricioColoccini began his international career with the u-20 team. The general defender was in the squad that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth tournament for Argentina at u-20 level. He had made his debut for the senior team before representing his country at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. FabricioColoccini was in the Argentina squad that won gold medal in football at the Olympic Games in Athens. The start of his 39 caps for the Argentina senior team came against Libya in an international friendly game which ended in a 3-1 win in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The game was played on April 30, 2003. FabricioColoccini was named in the Argentina squad for the Copa America tournament in the following year. He got to the 2004 Copa America final with Argentina before they lost 4-2 on penalties to arch rivals Brazil after the two countries shared four goals. His only international goal came during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match with Peru away from home. Coloccini was on the scoresheet as Argentina secured a 3-1 away win over Peru in Lima on September 4, 2004.


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Prior to Dan Burn’s arrival, the last time Newcastle United signed a centre-back was way back in August 2018, seeing Rafa Benitez sign Federico Fernandez from Swansea. If that stat wasn’t bad enough, showing how long we’ve had to wait for defensive reinforcements, just wait until the next one. Incredibly, a £13m deal for Burn was the first time we’ve spent more than £10m on a centre half since Fabricio Coloccini signed in 2008. In fact, prior to Dan Burn’s arrival from Brighton, we’ve only spent over £6m on a centre-back THREE times since Colo swapped Deportivo for Tyneside 14 years ago:


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Argentine centre back FabrizioColoccini had a return of one goal in 39 games while playing for his country over an 11-year period. The ex-AC Milan, San Lorenzo and Newcastle United defender was in the Argentina senior national team from 2003 to 2011. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594"][/caption] FabrizioColoccini was part of the Argentina team that won the 2001 FIFA u-20 World Cup tournament before he made his senior debut against Libya in April 2003. The defender featured for the senior team for the first time as Argentina beat Libya 3-1 in an international friendly.


index 0 Former Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has revealed that he would so much cherish the idea of being called back to the Argentina national team after a long time out of the setup. The former Premier League defender now plays for Argentine Primera Division side Aldosivi. After beginning his career in his home country with Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's best club teams, he started to attract interest from a number of clubs across Europe, including Italian Serie A giants AC Milan. He sealed a transfer to the San Siro from Boca Juniors but it was not a fairytale spell for him in Italy and was loaned to four different clubs afterward. He recently played for Newcastle in the English Premier League but he was yet again unlucky and could not replicate the form that saw him gain a lot of media attention at Boca Juniors. He could not cope with the intensity and the rush of the English League and after also battling against a lack of form and inconsistency, there was very little or nothing he could do to convince the Newcastle bosses that he still had what it takes to put his career back on track and from there it was agreed by mutual consent that the best decision would be to leave St James' Park.


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Argentine international defender FabricioColoccinisigned for Newcastle United from Spanish team Deportivo La Coruna in August 2008. Newcastle United paid £10.3m to secure his transfer and he went on to make his debut two days after joining the Northeast club. His first game was a Premier League encounter with Newcastle United which ended in a 1-1 draw at the start of the 2008/09 season. FabricioColoccini played the entire duration of the league clash with the reigning Premier League champions. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"][/caption] FabricioColoccini signed a five-year deal when he joined the Magpies from Deportivo La Coruna and he would later become one of the most consistent performers in the Newcastle United squad. He formed a centre back partnership with Frenchman Sebastien Bassong in his first season as a Newcastle United player.


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San Lorenzo defender Fabrizio Coloccini is in his second spell at the Argentine top division club. His first spell was a loan deal around two decades ago. Fabrizio Coloccini was sent out on loan to San Lorenzo in his native Argentina while he was on the books of Italian Serie A giants AC Milan. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="680"][/caption] Fabrizio Coloccini spent the whole of the 2000/01 campaign on loan at San Lorenzo from AC Milan while he was still a teenager. He had earlier started his youth career at Argentinos Juniors in Argentina before signing for another Argentine club Boca Juniors where he made his professional bow. He spent two years at Boca Juniors before seven-time European champions AC Milan snapped him upfrom Boca Juniors after one season with the club.


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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk talked about comparison with ex-Newcastle United player FabricioColoccini while he was a Celtic player. His interview while he was on the payroll at the Scottish Premiership giants was posted on popular media outlet Tribal Football. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"][/caption] Van Dijk talked about how he was likened to Arsenal defender David Luiz and ex-Newcastle United centre back FabricioColoccini. The Reds player went on to add that he mirrors his game on that of Brazilian player Ronaldinho.


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San Lorenzo defender Fabrizio Coloccini is said to be considering a change in date of his retirement from football. This is according to the reports from his native Argentina via media portal Chronicle Live. FabrizioColoccini has endured a frustrating time with injuries for the better part of last one year and he could move his retirement date forward. FabrizioColoccini was initially expected to retire from football at the end of his San Lorenzo contract in June. It was revealed that FabrizioColoccini is strongly thinking about calling it quit mainly due to his injury woes. The former Newcastle United centre back has not started a football match since last year March.


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  FabricioColoccini enjoyed some measure of success with the Argentine national team. He spent over a decade playing for his country. Fabricio Coloccini made his international debut for the two-time world champions in 2003 during the friendly match with African nation Libya as Argentina saw off their hosts 3-1.FabrizioColoccini had earlier been part of the Argentina team that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship on home soil. The Argentines thrashed Ghana 3-0 in the final to win the tournament. The San Lorenzo defender was also part of the Argentina squad that won the football tournament of the 2004 Athens Olympics. FabricioColoccini and Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 in the final of the tournament to win gold medal with Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez getting the only goal of the game. He enjoyed more success with the junior teams rather than the senior team.