Hang on here ... Colo wanted to quit the club in January and he asked the club to tear up his contract so he could return to Argntina on a FREE CONTRACT!
The more bollox Pardew talks ... the more the fans see through him.
Alan Pardew: “He’s been out seven weeks, (and his conditioning) is a real tribute to his professionalism.
“Some of the rumours about him have been really way off the mark and unfair on his professionalism.
“This is a player who is desperate (to play) for this football club. I don’t care what people think has gone on.
“He had a personal issue, but every time he trains and plays for us, he’s top class.
“The boost we had this week is that Cheik looks fine, and Colo is in really good shape."