Our new signing Jonas Gutierrez has talked to the nufcTV today, and said he would like to emulate the success of former South American Toon favorites Tino Asprilla and Nobby Solano.
Jonas Gutierrez – delighted to be at Newcastle
The 25-year-old Argentine will become the 12th player from South America to play for Newcastle Uniteds, when he finally makes his Newcastle debut soon.
And the former Real Mallorca player, whose registration is being held up by his former club, told nufcTV today:
“I know a lot about Tino Asprilla and Nobby,”
“I have watched them play – Nobby has been in Argentina so he is well known.”
“If I can be as popular as them it would be great.”
Jonas seems to have wasted no time in settling into life at Newcastle and it seems like 22 year-old fellow Spanish speaker Jose Enrique will be a big help to Jonas in settling in.
“Jose Enrique will be a big help. It makes it easier to adapt to the life,”
“He told me what to expect too. I’m very happy to be here.”
“It’s a big club and there are a lot of big players here.”
“Now I just can’t wait to play in the Premier League.”
We exepct great things from Jonas, but we’ll have to give him time to settle on Tyneside, but he certainly seems to be a great lad.
We think Nobby Solano is the best South American ever to play for Newcastle United, only just edging out George Robledo of 1950s fame.
Of course only the old timers will remember George, but could he score the goals.
He scored 82 goals in 146 appearances for the club, including 39 goals in all competitions in season 1951 -1952 – we said he could score goals. 😀
But who do you think between George, Nobby and Tino? Please vote in our poll corner – thanks.
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