Great news today and it could be that Newcastle know what they’re doing.
Jonas Gutierrez – New contract takes him through 2015
Jonas Gutierrez, Newcastle’s Argentine International winger and a big fan favorite, has penned a new four year deal at Newcastle, basically a two year extension to his current deal, that will keep on Tyneside until the summer of 2015, when he will be 32 that July.
Just think he may even be bald by then.
Both Argentine Internationals Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini, who is now the club captain, had initial five year deals when they signed for the Tyneside club back in the summer of 2008, and which run out in two years time.
The 28-year-old was also recalled to the Argentine squad earlier this month, and he had this to say about his two year extension:
“I’ve said many times that I love playing for Newcastle. I love the city, the fans and the team.”
“I am proud that the manager and the board see me as part of the long-term future of Newcastle.”
“I have always given my best here and I will always do that.”
Newcastle were paying Gutierrez a very good wage since he arrived at the club, and we thought it would be a bit difficult to reach an agreement for a contract extension, but that has not turned out to be the case, and this is good news indeed.
For the record Jonas has played 119 times for Newcastle United with 7 goals.
And this is a a mini-victory for manager Allan Pardew too, since he failed to get the Newcastle Board to agree new deals for Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, both of whom have now left the club.
We have to assume that Alan Pardew is also getting the Board to tie captain Fabricio Coloccini down to a new deal, but with the captain said to be on £75K/week at Newcastle, that could still prove to be difficult.
But Colo is also our best player these days, and he’s turning out to be a very good captain, and he is a player who has always given his all for the Newcastle club.
Sign him up too!