Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has revealed that he may return 'home' in the summer, after almost going back to Argentina in the January transfer window.

After Coloccini held talks with the Newcastle hierarchy, manager Alan Pardew confirmed the Argentine would be staying on until the end of the season at least.

Although Coloccini still wants to leave the club, he insists he is fully committed to the club for the remainder of the season.

He told Fox Sports: "I want to be totally focused on playing for Newcastle now. We will see about the future because the idea of returning to Argentina still exists and I need it."

Coloccini explained that his potential move to Argentine outfit San Lorenzo was not about quitting Newcastle, rather it was about securing a move for "personal reasons".

"There have been many versions (about wanting to leave Newcastle)," said Coloccini.

"When it was known that I had a word with Newcastle officials about returning home to Argentina because of some personal problems, the only thing San Lorenzo did was to open their doors for me.

"They said that if I managed to get out, then they wanted me to play for them. It was my dream too because I am a San Lorenzo supporter, but it wasn't that I wanted to get out of Newcastle because I wanted to go to Argentina.

"I could have not extended my contract, but I had already searched for a house to live in Newcastle with my family. I had everything prepared, then there were some problems and I decided to talk with the club officials about possibly letting me go. 

"I told them that I needed to be in Argentina, and then the story built."


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