Newcastle winger and Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez is said to be attracting Italian interest from Rome club Lazio.
Jonas Gutierrez – Lazio now interested
The reports today suggest that Lazio new coach Edy Reja’s is keen o vastly timprove his squad and do better than a poor 11th place last season in the Italian League.
We heard a few weeks back that Spanish club Atletico Madrid, are also interested in the Newcastle player but we know that Magpie manager Chris Hughton does not want to lose any of his current squad, and we also understand Jonas is looking forward to life back in the Premier League with Newcastle.
It would take a ridiculous fee to sell any one of our players this summer, but we don’t think that will happen, and if it does the money Hughton gets will be used to bring other players into the squad.
And the news from the Argentina training camp (Pretoria) is that coach Maradona was delighted with the performance of 22 year-old right back Nicolas Otamendi, of Velez Sarsfield, in the 2-0 win over Greece, when he filled in for the suspended Jonas.
Otamendi is a good player, and we noticed how well he played in that game, which we covered for the Daily Telegraph,and he slotted in well for the South Americans, and we think he will keep his place for tonight’s game against Mexico. In fact we wonder how much he would cost if Newcastle were interested?
An England and Argentina win today will see them matched up in the quarter finals – which should be some game.