Newcastle Sign Star Agentinian


Argentina international Jonas Gutierrez has become Newcastle United’s first signing of the summer.

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Jonas Gutierrez – signed for Newcastle today

The right-sided 6’0″ winger joins Newcastle United from Spanish side RCD Mallorca on a five-year deal, but the fee has not been disclosed.

Gutierrez has the nickname “Spiderman” because he wears the superhero’s webbed mask during his goal celebrations. We’ll look forward to seeing that!

Jonas’ move to Newcastle comes as a perfect birthday present for the winger, since he turns 25 years old on Saturday.

Jonas said:

“I cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining Newcastle United.

“The Premier League is a great place to play and I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and prove myself to the Newcastle United fans.”

Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan added:

“Jonas is a wonderful signing for us.”“I know a lot of other clubs have been interested in him. He’ll be a terrific addition to the squad.”

“He’s an exciting player and I’m sure our fans will enjoy watching him.”

Gutierrez signed for Real Mallorca in 2005 from Velez Sarsfield – where he won the title – and after making 97 total appearances for the Argentine side he signed for the Balearic Islands outfit, where he made 95 appearances, scoring five goals.

He won his first cap against France in February 2007. Most recently, he played for his country on June 18th in a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw against Brazil.

As a result, Jonas will now have a break before linking up with his new colleagues for pre-season training later this month.

Last summer Portsmouth were interested in signing the player.

This is exactly what we wanted Newcastle to do, since there hasn’t even been a whimper about signing Jonas till the news broke on Newcastle’s official web site.

We knew something was happening because our web site suddenly crashed before we even saw the news – it was so overloaded. We are looking at that already to fix it, but it looks like we’ll need to become SQL experts to fix it all..

Newcastle fans will be able to see Jonas in action in the pre-season friendlies against PSV Eindhoven (August 6) and Valencia (August 9) at St. James’ Park.

So the first we heard from Kevin, was after 8 days back from his holiday in America, and it was to announce his first signing, we love it, just love it.

This is completely official since it’s been posted on our official Newcastle United site.

We think this is a very good first signing.

Comments welcome.



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129 comments so far

  • LoonyToon

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    good signing…

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  • steve

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Good news at last!!

    Fantastic and I hadn’t heard anything about this anywhere previous to signing – hopefully the first of many that the toon have kept cards close to chest

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  • Marty

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Grt stuff,grt signing at last.
    KK is the man.Now Milner can go his way n we can get 9mill for him.
    😉

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  • scottish mag

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    absolutely amazing player, love this guy

    just need to get in aimar and inler and our mid would be sorted

    jonas, aimar, inler, n’zogbia wooow

    i think i just creamed lol

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  • estechco

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    First post? Bloody hell where did this one come from. Can’t find nowt on YouTube!?!

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  • Neilos

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    All these names we have been linked with and now our first signing is not one of them names linked with us…..

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  • Nick Dryden

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Absolutely fantastic. I was just thinking today we should go Argentinian with Jimenez’s contacts and many Spanish speaking S.Americans playing in Spain.
    Let’s follow up with Aimar, Collocini, Saviola et al.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aAaVDSH47pI

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  • acurley

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    I Don’t think anyone saw this one coming.
    Just goes to show maybe the Mole really did follow Glen Roeder to Norwich.
    Shows that the recruitment team realy are doing some work behind the scenes.
    Lets see what other pleasant surprises they have in store for us this summer 😛

    A Bit of a worry on the Milner front though, is he competition or a replacement?

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  • John

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    boys does anyone know how good this guy is? Really interested to see how he does..

    If he’s good enough for Argentina he’s good enough for us 🙂

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Good signing i think with both Pompey and Man Citeh tnterested in him recently.

    Great that the press had NO IDEA!

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  • Callum

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Wow – They kept that quiet! Hopefully theres more like that 🙂

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  • ToonKing

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #12

    finally a proper right winger, it was our weakest position for ages.

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  • stantos

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #13

    isn’t it great, our first signing and no one saw it coming. that for me is an excellant sign.

    is he any good though, not seen much of him but I guess he’s gotta be half tidy playing for argies ?

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  • Jack Franklin

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #14

    YAY! Hopefully the first of many. Great signing IMO.

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  • Macas

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Apparently we are now after Mr Fantastic as our new goalkeeper

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  • Hadji

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Jonas is definetly a type of player we all want.He could play on 3 positions LW,CM,AM.
    Excelent with the ball,great heading abilities,hold up player and excellen passer.
    MAybe needs little polishing on his long range shots but i dont think that is in some way disadvantage of his abilities.
    I’ve watched him several times last season,and i was really impressed with his crossing and work rate.I’ve never seen him injured which is also a great thing and has a stamina to run at least 80 min without showing any signs of tiredness at all.
    GREAT SIGNING

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  • Chennai Toon

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #17

    after a long time….we have signed a player………….hope there are some more surprise signings………………..

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  • Leo

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    whats his specs? how tall is he etc?

    loving that picture, its like he is holding his hands up apologeticly as if to say i am sorry but that is my ball i am taking it away from you.

    may many more signings roll today shame im out being a white van driver woo hoo. anyone want any stuff shifted only got the van for one day lol

    cant wait to do all the wolf wistling and swearing at people, shame i wont see the news of the other 6 signings today lol i wish

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    No SWP then? would rather have Spiderman an Argentinian international tbh…… good news at last for the Toon.

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  • Gunnar/Iceland

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Exciting signing! Cant wait to see him play.

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  • Steve

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #21

    This is evidence that our transfer business is now done behind closed doors… Brilliant…

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  • Seymour Butts

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #22

    woohoo!!!

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Left winger or right winger?

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  • Leo

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    milner to stay still i would put my xbox and fifa 07 on it

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  • Vitorbarbosa

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Never see him plays, but I am extremely excited as we finally land one, which is not even mentioned by the press.

    So, we all know that the press talk craps… they know nothing what we are doing.

    I think more to come as our squad still short of players.

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  • geordiegraham

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #26

    first of many! lets beat everton to aimar now

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  • Rob Kirton

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Spiderman masks now available at the club shop and in all branches of Sports Direct :0)

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Lets all laugh at the press….. after 3 …. 1 … 2 …. 3…. ha ha ha ha ha ha hahahahahahahaha

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  • Ericles

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #29

    KK hid this one under his hat. A right one up the Sun and Mirror. Lovely, because Portsmouth made enquiries too. Ha, ha.

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  • Midjew

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon_Ksk –

    He is a Right Winger.

    He is SOOOO good cant believe it, this came out of no where.

    WELL DONE GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • scottish mag

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31

    ed wot is up with the site today, sometimes its working and then its saying something about ur cpu quota running out or something

    by any chance are aimar and jonas really close friends

    maybe we can get arango from mallorca now cos he is class too

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  • ObaforPM

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Right winger but has played on the left i think (?) Didnt see this one coming at all but good signing,him and beye on the right makes a quick attack down that side 🙂

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  • IanG

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Great news. And it looks like the management at NUFC have managed to completely stop any leaks to the press. Bodes well for the future and I am sure there will be many more to come.

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  • oga

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Big. Thats why we shouldn’t trust the media. We’ve been linked with every player, except for the actual one we sign.

    I wonder how much we signed him for?

    As I’ve said before, Hispanic revolution all the way. Coloccini Cuellar and Aimar.

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  • wilko

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #35

    this is great and exciting news – one that KK will nurture straight away into the NUFC world – Ilike what he’s saying – he likes the club and the fans already – heavy on the brownie points eh !!

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  • wilko

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #36

    I wonder if this is why all the speculation about JM came about

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #37

    wonder how much we paid for him?? just read tht pompey and man city were considering 10m bid for him, if weve paid a sum like tht then at least tht gives me hope tht ashley is willing to giv kk sum decent money to spend as a right winger wasnt exactly priority so if hes willing to spend tht on a right winger then he must be willing to spend 12m plus on an AM and possibly up 2 10m on a top CB, fingers crossed well find out soon enough

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh deep Joy!! That’s one up the jacksy of the moaners who seem to have a downer on MA / Wise and the recruitment staff. The idiots who seem to thnk ‘ We’re not signing anyone …there’s nothing in the papers, MA is tight ….GIVE IT A REST and get behind this great club!!!

    TOON FOREVER …COMEON!!!!!!!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #39

    £5-7 million apparantly.

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  • Oba's Mum

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #40

    I have seen him play 5 times and he was outstanding, am shocked how we got him to be honest, can’t imagine what the fee was, has easily got to be over 10m.

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