It was excellent news that Jonas Gutierrez signed up yesterday to stay in Tyneside until the summer of 2015.
Jonas Gutierrez – on Tyneside for four more years
That good news begged the question as to when the club will be signing up his Argentine colleague and Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini, who is now turning out to be a good buy from Deportivo, at just over £10M, and one of Newcastle’s very best players.
Alan Pardew has told the local Newcastle press this morning, that is is Gutierrez’ consistency among other things, that makes him an important player at Newcastle:
“Jonás is an integral part of the future of Newcastle United and we are delighted to have signed a new contract with him,”
“As a seasoned international player, he adds a different dimension to our play when he is on the field and is a huge asset to us.”
“Jonás can turn a game in an instant, he has marvellous ball skills, a terrific work rate and in my time here, has hardly missed a game.”
“That’s the sort of consistency, fitness and performance wise, that a manager looks for in a player.”
Jonas himself seemed to be over the moon to get an extended contract at the club, which now sees the Argentine International on Tyneside until just before he turns 32 in July, 2015.
Both Argentine Internationals Jonas and Fabricio are very popular players on Tyneside, so we hope the signing of Jonas to a new contract is a prelude to the same thing happening for the Newcastle captain.
That would be great.
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