News in the People today that Manchester City are keeping close tabs on Newcastle left winger Jonas Gutierrez.
Jonas Gutierrez – has played 20 times for Argentina
It seems that City have been watching the Argentine International this season, and are said to be willing to offer around £10m for the player, if they decide to bid in the summer.
Gutierrez signed for Newcastle United on a five-year contract and for an undisclosed fee, in early July of 2008, on a five year contract.
Newcastle are said to have finally paid around £6M for the Argentine star, from Real Mallorca, after the Newcastle club initially thought they had signed him up for next to nothing, after his contract was paid up at the Spanish club.
But Jonas has been more than a decent player for Newcastle, with lingering question marks about his final ball, but he’s done well on Tyneside, and in 104 appearances for the Magpies, he has scored 5 goals.
Jonas has played 20 times for Argentina and played for the South American side in the World Cup last summer in South Africa – at right back!
So if indeed the Eastlands club do bid for Jonas, then maybe Newcastle could get former Newcastle United youngster, 23 year-old Adam Johnson, in part exchange.
Adam was born in Sunderland in 1987, but had the common sense to join Newcastle United Youth Academy. 😀
Adam was on the books of the Magpies between the ages of 10 and 12, from 1997 through 1999, and he was then picked up by the Middlesbrough Youth Academy.
This lad would be great at Newcastle, and would jump at the chance to join the famous club he supported as a youngster.