Coloccini eyes Barca switch
Fabricio Coloccini has stated he would jump at the chance to join Liga giants Barcelona.
By Lucas Brown & Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 21/03/08 6:57pm
Fabricio Coloccini has stated he would jump at the chance to join Barcelona after the Catalan club were reported to be weighing up a summer move for his services.
The Argentina international defender admitted that any player would be tempted by the thought of playing for the Blaugrana and that the news had raised his spirits.
Spanish press reports earlier in the week suggested that after a deal to sign Racing Santander's Ezequiel Garay collapsed, Barca have now turned their attention to Coloccini.
"The thought of going to Barca excites me," the former Milan centre back told La Red radio.
"Barcelona are one of the most important clubs in the world and the aim of any player would be to play there."
Despite the stories, Coloccini stated that he was not unhappy in Galicia and would only consider joining Barcelona if he felt it would make him a better player.
"I am comfortable at Deportivo, but if I had to go it would be so that I could improve," he added.
Barca have targeted a new central defender in the summer as Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta are expected to leave the club.
Coloccini is still only 26, but has already played for a host of clubs including Boca Juniors, Milan, San Lorenzo, Alaves, Atletico de Madrid and Villarreal.
Meanwhile, Garay is set for a six-week spell on the sidelines after injuring his right knee in Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash with Getafe.
The Argentina international picked up the knock late on in the match and now scans have confirmed he will miss the next six weeks of action.