It seems that Jonas Gutierrez would love the chance to move to Greek champions Olympiakos. In fact the truth is he’d love to move to any club, as long as he can get out of Newcastle.
Jonas Gutierrez – wanted by Olympiakas
That’s the sad truth we think with Jonas, but he is expendable and we have others in the squad, like young Kazenga LuLua for one, who can be bought in and do just as good a job as Jonas in the Newcastle side.
Hopefully we’ll be able to recoup the £5M we paid Real Mallorca for him 12 months ago, and it will also help to get his wages off the Newcastle wage bill.
It seems the Argentine International’s representatives have been approached by Olympiakos about a possible move.
Gutierrez has failed to live up to expectations on Tyneside and his big failure is twofold – his inability to score goals, and his final pass is not what it could or should be.
Jonas told the Greek site Sportday today:
“On Thursday my agent called me and told me about the interest of Olympiakos,” “He told me that he received a call from Olympiakos’ people, who asked him if I wanted to play for them.”
“I told my agent that I wouldn’t say no to Olympiakos if they are going to make a good offer to me.”
“Of course, everything depends on Newcastle. I have four more years contract with the English club and Olympiakos must agree with them first of all.”
“My agent told me that the upcoming week is going to be crucial. He is expecting a new contact with Olympiakos on Monday.” “I know about Olympiakos and that they are a huge club. They are the Boca Juniors or the River Plate of Greece.”
“For me is a big challenge to play the Champions League. I have a lot of energy in me and I want to make a fantastic season in order to be with my national team in South Africa for the World Cup.”
“I want to leave Newcastle and go to a club which will give me the chance to fight for this place in my national team.” “I believe if I play well in the Champions League then Maradona is going to take a look at me.”
At least Jonas is being honest when he says he wants to leave Newcastle, so he can cement a place in the Argentine squad for next summer in the World Cup in South Africa, and we cannot blame the lad for that.
Certainly Jonas and his Argentine team-mate Fabricio Coloccini are expendable at Newcastle, and we expect both of them to be on their way come September, maybe with at least one of them out on loan for the season.
We’d like to be talking about potential new players being recruited by Newcastle for the promotion push, but until Ashley releases his stranglehold on the club, we cannot even talk about that, and we have no idea who is even available right now.
Certainly all of Alan Shearer’s 7 targets of last May have now apparently joined other clubs.