Jonas Gutierrez Wanted By Olympiakas


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.

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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.

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90 comments so far

  • stavtoon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #1

    i hope these players are putting in transfer requests

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  • Doocey

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Same crap, different day.
    Expect a lot more of this.

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  • Toonfan1

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Perhaps the most overrated player we had last season. Can’t believe people think that he is good enough to hold down a regular position in our team. He just beats his man over and over again without actually providing anything worthwhile which I find so frustrating. I would have LuaLua over him all day everyday because his crossing ability is so poor and he cannot score to save his life! If we could recoup what we paid for him, then I feel it would be a good deal letting him go but we would defo need a replacement.

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  • Toonmania

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    bye bye jonas you said you didn’t want to play for us, so nows your chance no time for sentiments now hopefully you will take your argie mate with you too they can have him for free!!

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  • hitman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    shite player,lets hope we get a good price.

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  • komfort

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    good idea, buy one get one free…

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we should kick Colo out of the club before Jonas. At least he can run although lack of end product but Colo cannot do anything just a joke on the pitch.

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    you are an ugly c unt

    goodbye

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  • Spitfire

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Buy one get one free. Please take Colo with you.

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  • Stardust

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #10

    He is blamed for no end product – I agree with Shearer who said you have to look to your midfield to make runs into the box to make space for passes.

    The reason he has no end product is largely (IMO) due to poor team mates running behind players not creating holes and space.

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  • ArtyH

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Sling you web to Greece, not worthy of a place in the team.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Gutierrez is the most over rated player at the club.

    He’s a superstar to the supporters who don’t know anything about football.

    He has no end product simple as that. He takes his man on and then goes back and takes him on again, beats him, gets into the box and either kicks it out of play, over hits it or just doesn’t beat the first defender.

    He creates absolutely nothing and doesn’t score any goals.

    He won’t be missed.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Another player some of our fans think isn’t good enough yet could be playing CL football next season.

    Good luck to him if he does go.

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  • Mac

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah i agree time to go i’m afraid. One of the most frustrating players in our history.
    But please please take Colo with you he’s an absolute joke. He loked like a fish out of water even in the Championship.JOKE.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Are we getting replacements for all of these players the fans are demanding we get rid of?

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  • Tel

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Seems like 3 youngsters form spurs are the replacements.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Rangerman // Aug 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Very fanciful statement that Rangerman.

    Some teams in the champions League couldn’t get promotion out of the Championship.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean he is going to a great club with excellant player just because he will be in the CL.

    Titus Bramble left us and he’s playing in the PL. You don’t think he’s a good player do you?

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    15 Rangerman // Aug 10, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Are we getting replacements for all of these players the fans are demanding we get rid of?

    Who’s demanding we get rid of all these players?

    I would rather have a bad player than no player at all at the minute.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Seems like 3 youngsters form spurs are the replacements.

    ….

    Sounds great.

    We lose players that are apparently not good enough to champions league clubs and we get to replace them with Spurs youth players while we are in the championship.

    At least we haven’t got those overpaid wasters like Jonas, Martins and Owen though which should keep some happy.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #20

    The problem is we won’t bring any players after we sold. I don’t think any funds we get from transfer will come to the club ! Can anyone prove Ashley don’t take it to his own pocket because the club now is his own asset.

    I remember first day he take over Newcastle. He stated he’s long-life Newcastle supporter but everything he has done prove it’s lie. He don’t even know how much we respect Shearer, Keegan and Sir Bobby.

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  • Tel

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Back to the selling of the club. Allegedly Moat has offered somewhere below the 100mil. Ashley wants one hundred mil, or isnt playing ball and will take club off market and pump in another 30mil to keep it for another year. Why not just accept 70mil to start with? With our squad as is we will struggle once the pitches get heavier, injuries and suspensions decimate us further and the superstars are playing in front of 7000 people at blackpool etc will have little or no motivation.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Very fanciful statement that Rangerman.

    Some teams in the champions League couldn’t get promotion out of the Championship.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean he is going to a great club with excellant player just because he will be in the CL.

    …….

    But Man Utd, Olympiakos and Wolfsburg are massive steps up from us, or do you think they would struggle to get out of the Championship?

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Who’s demanding we get rid of all these players?

    ……

    Do you ever read the comments on here?

    Today we’ve already had the kick out Colo and get rid of 3 from Butt, Barton, Nolan, Duff and Guthrie, before that we had get rid of Martins as he misses too many chances.

    We’re in the championship ffs, Martins would rip that league apart yet people still think these players are not good enough.

    Totally deluded to our situation and the ability of players we could attract as replacements.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #24

    The problem is we won’t bring any players after we sold. I don’t think any funds we get from transfer will come to the club ! Can anyone prove Ashley don’t take it to his own pocket because the club now is his own asset.

    I remember first day he take over Newcastle. He stated he’s long-life Newcastle supporter but everything he has done prove it’s lie. He don’t even know how much we respect Shearer, Keegan and Sir Bobby.

    ……

    Look at the club accounts, do you think we make millions in profit every season and he keeps it all?

    He never said he was a life long Newcastle fan either, he said he was a regular at England games but didn’t follow a club side.

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  • bowburnmag

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Fair play about those three teams being a step up at the minute but in fairness I think Man Utd have always been overrated.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Back to the selling of the club. Allegedly Moat has offered somewhere below the 100mil. Ashley wants one hundred mil, or isnt playing ball and will take club off market and pump in another 30mil to keep it for another year. Why not just accept 70mil to start with? With our squad as is we will struggle once the pitches get heavier, injuries and suspensions decimate us further and the superstars are playing in front of 7000 people at blackpool etc will have little or no motivation.

    …..

    Because he thinks the club will be worth more if he invests £30 million and gets us back up.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Fair play about those three teams being a step up at the minute but in fairness I think Man Utd have always been overrated.

    …….

    I think you could be right there.

    Once we push all of our overrated wasters onto these clubs and replace them with the Spurs youth team on loan we will be miles better than them.

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  • Tel

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #28

    stability is the key, I would hazard that most players only want out as the situation at st james is farcical. An owner who cant make his mind up if we are for sale or not. A chairman who we can tell is lying by the fact he opens his mouth and words come out. No manager, but allegedly four have been approached, the favourite of fat mikes seems to be kinnear, who by the way said he would be fit to come back against spurs away last season, but now says he is still 3 months from fitness. No transfer policy, no long term plan and nothing to look forward to. For fsss sake I would be looking to leave my job if it was run like a circus by clowns.

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  • komfort

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    hang on bowburn , you should get a reply shortly…

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  • komfort

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #30

    well there yer gan..

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  • Tel

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Rangerman, we have already been down that road, he couldnt find a buyer when we were a prem team, so why does he think he will get one IF we get promoted. The bottom line is he was fleeced by Sir John Hall and Freddy Shepherd, his own fault as he didnt complete the due dilligence, and is looking to recoup his losses as far as possible, is overvaluing the club, has asset stripped to assist in paying debts and limit his further investment, and is hoping some buyer will come along and make the same mistakes he did. It aint gonna happen.

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  • BT9MAG

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #32

    To say he is an awful player is unfair, he works hard, tracks back and beats players – no end product as some have said, but he scares the sh@t out of defenders despite that!

    with the right team around him he could be imense!

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  • Macas35

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #33

    The wages at the club were too high for the Premiership never mind the Championship. Like it or not we need to get rid of the higher earners or those who can command a big transfer fee. While the likes of Martins and Bassong would have been more than useful in this league we had to let them go. I’m pretty sure we could get rid of the likes of Gutierrez, Coloccini and Geremi and bring in cheaper alternatives on less wages who could do a better job. Gutierrez had plenty of the ball on Saturday but seems incapable of putting in a decent cross.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Rangerman, we have already been down that road, he couldnt find a buyer when we were a prem team, so why does he think he will get one IF we get promoted. The bottom line is he was fleeced by Sir John Hall and Freddy Shepherd, his own fault as he didnt complete the due dilligence, and is looking to recoup his losses as far as possible, is overvaluing the club, has asset stripped to assist in paying debts and limit his further investment, and is hoping some buyer will come along and make the same mistakes he did. It aint gonna happen.

    ….

    The timing was the problem when we were in the Premiership, that and the price.

    Most clubs get taken over in the summer, it means anyone buying the club can come in and get things the way they want at the start of the season as well as investing whatever money they have in the transfer market, the transfer window was closed when they put the club up for sale last time so whoever bought the club could only go with what was already there which isn’t worth the risk if they felt we were not strong enough.

    Back in the Premiership and if the club is reasonably priced (£160m?) then I think he would have a better chance of moving it on in the summer, people don’t want a championship club with premiership overheads no matter how much potential it might have.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #35

    If we make the profit every transfer windows so where’s it ? I think after we sold Bassong 8m Martins 8m Beye 2.5m, don’t count any profit from Milner, N zogbia, Given It’s nearly 20m profit (mayber 8m+ from Jonas deal) that’s mean we have some funds in the account for new owner right ? then why we doesn’t have money to spend ?

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  • bowburnmag

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #36

    I think we should swap the entire squad with Scarborough Town FC’s squad. They won 6-1 away from against fancied Jarrow FC on Satda so are obviously promising.

    Minus approx £400 in wages per week, £1.80 on brown envelopes, £32 on traditional buffet and associated inherent NUFC costs and I think there’s still some profit to be made there.

    Our wages issues would then be Scarborough’s obviously but what do we care and maybe they’d be lucky and get bought out by Mike Ashley for his next football venture.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 10, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #37
  • Whumpie

    Aug 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #38

    I have a soft spot for Jonas, but like everyone else I think he just can’t deliver that final ball and has to go. Even if we were still in the Prem it would be the same.

    Anyone remember KK saying he didn’t want players from Latin American countries? Then Wise comes in with his Spanish mates and provides Jonas, Colo, Xisco and Nacho.

    Just how wrong can a man be???

    Really makes me feel sorry for KK; the further this farce progresses the more obvious his reasons for going become. It must have been like working for a more stupid version of Billy Bunter and his pet terrier.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #39

    If we make the profit every transfer windows so where’s it ? I think after we sold Bassong 8m Martins 8m Beye 2.5m, don’t count any profit from Milner, N zogbia, Given It’s nearly 20m profit (mayber 8m+ from Jonas deal) that’s mean we have some funds in the account for new owner right ? then why we doesn’t have money to spend ?

    ….

    The money from this summer is in our account and is there for the new owner to use however they want.

    It’s likely to be used to offset losses that the club will make over the next 12 months.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Simon Bird wants Ashley gone because he’s banned from SJP for stirring sh1t up with the fans.

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