The Sunday Sun are reporting today that Atletico Madrid may be interested in Newcastle left winger Jonas Gutierrez.
Jonas Gutierrez – Atletico Madrid interested?
The Europa League champions think that his International team-mate Sergio Aguero already being at the Spanish club could potentially prove a draw to his friend Gutierrez.
One of the very last things we want to see, if indeed no transfer money is available this summer at Newcastle, is to lose some of our best players, so we have to hope that we don’t lose any of them – including Gutierrez.
Gutierrez is rated highly at Newcastle and it turns out that we paid around £5M for him – half of that amount going to both Real Mallorca and his former Argentine club Velez Sarsfield in compensation.
Newcastle of course initially thought they had signed Jonas as a free agent, after his remaining contract at Real Mallorca was paid up.
We have to assume that these stories are coming out because journalists believe if Newcastle are to sign some new players this summer, they will first have to offload one or two players from the current squad.
And we always have to remember that today is Sunday – the make up stories for the Sunday papers day.
The 26 year-old Gutierrez has played 76 times for Newcastle with 4 goals and he so far has 16 caps for Argentina – and we don’t think this player is going anywhere this summer.