The Sunday People and Alan Oliver have a story out today about Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez, and the 30 year-old has made only two appearances all season, and the first of those was in the first game of the season at Manchester City when he was injured in the first half, after starting that game.
Jonas Gutierrez – in action at the Etihad Stadium
Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle sports writer, is reporting that if Jonas plays a certain number of matches, then Jonas would get a new deal on Tyneside.
Maybe that number is around 200 and would explain why he has hardly been played this season by manager Alan Pardew, although Yoan Gouffran plays in the same kind of style as Jonas, but scores goals too.
Jonas has played 194 times with 11 goals for Newcastle since joining Newcastle from Real Mallorca in the summer of 2008, and last season he played 40 times for the Magpies with one goal.
Gutierrez signed a new deal in September of 2011 that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2015, and that’s when this peculiar clause is said to have been put into his contract, but it’s hard to know if there’s any truth in this report.
At the time he signed the new contract this is what Jonas said:
“I have said many times that I love playing for Newcastle. I love the city, the fans and the team, so I had no hesitation in signing a new contract.”
Jonas will not be leaving the club next month, as Newcastle try to finish in the top six for the second time in three seasons, and we need to ensure the squad is strong enough through May.
But maybe the 22 times capped Argentine International could be moved on in the summer, if this news is accurate.
What do you think?
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