As most of our readers will have realized by now, over the last few weeks there has been precious little news around about Newcastle United.
Jonas Gutierrez – Atletico Madrid after him?
There is at best an interview each day of the week with manager Chris Hughton, and that’s almost it, with almost nothing being reported on Newcastle’s official site.
But there is another worrying report today that Europa League Champions Atletico Madrid are considering making a move for Newcastle United’s Argentinian international Jonas Gutierrez this summer.
The Spanish side want to add a winger to their squad in the summer transfer window, and it seems that coach Quique Sanchez Flores has made Jonas one of his targets.
The 26-year-old cost £5M from Real Mallorca in the summer of 2008, and has since made over 74 appearances for the Newcastle side with 61 starts and 4 goals and was in terrific form last season.
Jonas is currently playing for Argentina in the World Cup but surprisingly playing at right back, and although he was turned over a couple of times early in the Argentina 1-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday, after that he put in a solid performance for the impressive Argentines.
We’re not sure what to make of this report, but we cannot see why Jonas would want to leave Newcastle, who are now back in the best league in the world, and Jonas has waxed lyrical about both the club and its famous fans ever since he arrived.
Add to that that Jonas and his Argentine colleague Fabrioco Coloccini are huge favorites with the Newcastle fans, and we cannot see Jonas leaving the club anytime soon.