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DETAILS OF COLOCCINI’S TRANSFER

02 Aug 2008
Depor Sport published on its Saturday’s edition the details of the deal for Coloccini. Deportivo’s paper confirmed the agreement is for €11.5 million plus incentives including a participation of Newcastle United in a future Teresa Herrera tournament. The deal still has to be signed and the player might travel to England on Monday.

The deal with Newcastle United for defender Fabricio Coloccini still to be signed, but both sides already agreed the terms for the transaction. Depor Sport published the details of the operation on its Saturday’s issue. The paper confirmed that Newcastle United will pay €11.5 million for the Argentinean central defender. This amount will be covered in two payments, one in cash and the other to be fulfilled in one year.

Coloccini’s operation also includes other incentives.Depor Sport informed that Depor will perceive money according to the number of games played by the defender with the English squad, while it would receive a small percentage of a future sell of the player. Besides, Newcastle United is now compromised to play a future edition of the Teresa Herrera tournament. The valuation of these incentives is between €1 million and €2.5 million

This transfer means the fifth largest sell operation made by Deportivo in its history. The four exits that left more money to the Galician club are the ones of Rivaldo (1997, €24 million), Flavio Concei?§ao (2000, €24 million), Roy Makaay (2003, €19 million) and Albert Luque (2005, €14 million). This last one was also made with Newcastle United.

It must be said the operation is not official yet, because both sides still have to sign the contract. It’s expected that everything will be settled for Monday, day in which the player will probably fly to England. Newcastle United hasn’t made any announcement, coach Kevin Keegan just said in the website of the club that �There’s one deal which is ongoing at the moment.� Meanwhile president Lendoiro already traveled to Venezuela in order to join the squad’s pre-season. It’s expected that Deportivo will start in the next days the negotiations for Coloccini’s replacement, the two main candidates continue to be Jonathan Bottinelli (24) and Diego Colotto (27).

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