Kapiten Fabricio Coloccini i golman Tim Krul potpisali su nove ugovore sa Newcaste United-om. Coloccini je potpisao novi četvorogodišnji ugovor, dok je Krul potpisao petogodišnji ugovor sa crno-belima.

nufc.co.uk:

"Newcastle United can today confirm that captain Fabricio Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul have signed new contracts at the Club.

Centre-back Coloccini has put pen to paper on a four-year deal from the end of the season, which will keep him on Tyneside until 30th June, 2016.

And Krul will be contracted with the Magpies until 30th June 2017, after agreeing a five-year extension from the end of the season.

Both players have played key roles in United's fantastic form during the 2011/12 campaign, which sees the Club currently sat sixth in the Premier League table.

Manger Alan Pardew said: "These are two fantastic deals for the Club and we are all absolutely delighted.

"To secure new contracts for Fabricio and Tim, two pivotal players at the Club, is terrific news for all concerned, not just ahead of the derby but for the long-term future of the Club.

"It underlines the importance that we as a Club place on building and retaining top class talent, and it demonstrates the intent of Newcastle United to be major players in the Premier League.

"I would also like to place on record my thanks to Mike and Derek for their hard work and continued financial backing in ensuring these deals were completed.

"We now turn our attentions to tomorrow's big game, boosted by this news - which I hope gives our incredible fans a huge lift too - and with the confidence to really make this a season to remember."

Coloccini, aged 30, joined the Club in August 2008 from Deportivo La Coruna.

Despite being part of the squad which was relegated from the Premier League at the end of that season, the defender stayed put and quickly became a fans' favourite, guiding the Magpies back to the top flight at the first attempt.

Argentine international Coloccini then helped re-establish United as a force at the highest level, before being handed the captain's armband during the summer of 2011.

To date, he has made 144 appearances in the black and white stripes.

Krul arrived on Tyneside from Dutch side ADO Den Haag in July 2005, aged 17.

Following outstanding form for the Club's Under 18s, he was rewarded with a place on the first team bench for the UEFA Cup tie with Ventspils in August 2006.

His first team debut arrived in November 2006 away at Palermo in the same competition, and Krul, aged 23, then took in loan spells with Falkirk and Carlisle.

Having made his international debut for Holland in June 2011, the big stopper was then made first choice goalkeeper by Pardew, and helped Newcastle equal a Club record of 11 top flight games unbeaten at the start of a season".

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