Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has said he believes Argentine new signing Jonas Gutierrez will become a real star to the Newcastle United fans.
Â Jonas Gutierrez – will be big star on Tyneside
Newcastle moved very quickly to get then Real Mallorca winger earlier this month, amd he penned a 5 year deal at the club.
It seems that Jonas was so keen to get to Tyneside, that he turned up for training last Monday, one week earlier than he had been told to report.Â That’s a really good sign, for sure.
And it seems to be that attitude, character and determination that made Kevin jump at the chance to sign the Argentine, when he became available.
Kevin has given a glowing appraisal of Gutierrez, as he spoke to nufcTV:
“Jonas was told he could come in next week but he has come in this week, that tells you a little bit about his character,”
“He’s 25 years of age and is a very fit boy, very determined and very professional and I think the crowd are going to like him – he’s top class.”
Keegan was asked if he thinks Gutierrez is the type of player who will excite Geordie fans, and Kevin continued:
“Definitely. He is the sort of player who can excite the fans.” “I think they’ll love him for a lot of reasons.”“But the main thing, apart from his pace, is that whoever plays up front will like him because he is a supplier of goals.”
“Daniel Guiza, the guy who has just gone to Fenerbahce from Mallorca won the Golden Boot in Spain and that means he scored more goals than anyone else at the likes of Real Madrid.”
“A key part of that was Jonas and the crosses that he provided and we’ve got that now.” “There’s a lot of competition for those two wide places because he can play right or left, they’re his two best positions.”
“He’s the real deal, He’s not just somebody who has come and you think he’s a bit of a chancer, he’s proven and I think they’ll like him.”Â “But that’s for him to decide by his performances and them for how they appreciate it.”
As we’ve said, we think the two lads we have brought in are excellent, and will improve our squad.
It also looks like Gutierrez could be a corker.
We just need at least another five, and then we’ll be in business for next season.