In the Evening Chronicle today, Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has indicated that new signing Jonas Gutierrez is a player who can play in multiple positions.
Jonas Gutierrez – can play in a number of positions
And Kevin has already admitted that he has yet to decide just where he will actually play the Argentinian International.
We had assumed Jonas would play on the right wing, but we have a number of players who can play in that position, and just like he did earlier this year, Kevin will be toying with ideas as to how he can get the very best out of what he’s got by the end of August.
He could even play Jonas up front as a striker.
Keegan told the Chronicle today:
â€œWhen you see Jonas in training, you know he can play anywhere.”
â€œHe is absolutely top quality, and the fans are going to really like him.”
“He knows the game, and he can play. He sees all the pitch, and maybe could play off a front man as well.”
â€œIâ€™ve never asked him that, but when you see him in training, he is another one who can really run and cover the ground.â€
Gutierrez was with in the squad at Hartlepool for Saturdayâ€™s friendly, even though he had the opportunity to sort out his personal things back in Palma.
It turns out that Newcastle and Real Mallorca still have to sort out the final transfer fee Newcastle will pay for the player, and we have a feeling it will be surprisingly small, once the dust settles.
Mallorca are said to be expecting some news from UEFA shortly.
While we have only signed two players this summer so far, which is the bad news, Kevin has got what he wanted – absolute quality in Gutierrez and Guthrie, which is the good news.Â Â 😀