£3M Newcastle Star Close To Norwich City Move


Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has admitted that he has an interest in taking Jonas Gutierrez to the East Anglia club, which would mean the Argentine winger linking up again with his former manager at Newcastle United.

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Jonas Gutierrez – on his way out of Newcastle

The 30 year-old had used his Twitter account over the weekend to tell Newcastle fans he was on his way out of Tyneside, after five and a half years at the club, so we have to think a deal has either been made, or it is very close to being completed.

This is what the former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said today:

“There is an interest in Jonas Gutierrez but there’s nothing to confirm at this moment.”

Gutierrez was one of the star players who stayed with the club in 2009 when Newcastle were relegated, even though it could have meant him losing his place in the Argentine squad for the World Cup in South Africa in the summer of 2010.

And as it turned out Jonas was one of the key men in our promotion drive, and he made the World Cup in South Africa playing at left-back for Argentina.

Under the strong guidance of Chris Hughton, Newcastle  amassed a mammoth 102 points, a goal different of +55, and 30 wins  to gain promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt, and we were a massive  33 points above 3rd placed Nottingham Forest, to gain automatic promotion.

Jonas has become surplus to requirements at St. James’ Park because of the acquisition of Frenchmen Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran a year ago, and they are the two wide men in the first team at the moment, and they are even keeping Hatem Ben Arfa on the bench.

Jonas joined us in 2008 from Real Mallorca, and has played a total of 194 times for the Newcastle first team and scored 11 goals, and he’s been a  good servant to the club, and certainly a  top class professional,  and he has lots of experience.

We have to think a deal is very close, but whether Newcastle will get £3M for the 21 times capped Argentine International is not known – although that would be a decent fee for Jonas.

And Jonas was full of praise for the Newcastle fans in his parting comments on his Twitter account – Jonas is  obviously a class act.

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137 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #1

    3M is an incredible fee for him and i still do not believe that is what we will receive.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to Jonas,
    Can we not get that other “Has Been” out the door and find a good home for Bambi

    While we are at it, PLEASE any takers for Joke? Free to a good home!!!

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  • shearer and the duchess

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    My goodness, £3m for Jonas!

    The worlds gone bonkers. Snap their bloody hands orf I say.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Loan until end of season, with a view of a permanent move

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Think people are forgetting that we paid £3m for Obertan, would rather have Jonas at £3m which is a bargain compared to Obertan

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Obertan was deemed to have potential so don’t get the point???

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Our Toon // Jan 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Nufc 83

    Cisse is in his prime but is currently going through his worst spell in football!! Also he plays at top level football and has done throughout his career, he’s had no issues scoring for Senegal during his baron spell for us

    Well maybe the lad shouldn’t be playing top level football considering he cant even control a ball!!

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #8

    1.5 million, max. We should be happy to get that too, he will be on good wages.

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  • shearer and the duchess

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    That’s another £3m in our bank account. Spiffo

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  • toon1707

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Good luck Jonas until age caught up was never amazing but decent player and did a good job especially in tracking back was one of my favorate players in his first couple of seasons

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #11

    First season and in our relegation year he was outstanding he seemed to lose his pace so quickly as i remember his first game against united he was top class and used to turn fb’s inside out.

    Always had poor delivery though lol

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  • stretchintoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Big shout out for Mapou for crippling that little nasty shite nasri…oh karma’s a beautiful thing.

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  • Neil

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #14

    We shouldn’t sell him to Norwich before we play them at the end of the month

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #15

    am amazed if true were getting 3m but then again we wont get it it goes straight into the mike lets milk the toon for all shes worth ashleys back pocket

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  • walton1984

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Just get him sold & sign a winger that can cross & Shoot……He is the only winger i know that was praised for his work rate,

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #17

    cjtoon

    it was a nasty tackle but then again there was a lot of tackles like that yesturday and half them come from man city, they have complained that we ruffed them up hmm think they can hand it out as much as they get it red card no yellow yes

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  • Rainrix

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #18

    3mil, that’ll incidentally probably be the loan fee for luuk de jong.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Cjtoon

    Bloody hell! That guy has his man city shirt on, no mistake!

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #20

    I think if we can finish in the top 10 think that would suit mike barrow boy ashley and kinnearbasher happy hes made his money through none payment of advertising at st james park also hes got his little mates wonga on board as well, if the church of england shareholders in wonga am damn sure mike ashley is as well

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #21

    I wonder if this cabaye and santon talk of a 30m bid by arsenal has any truth in it ive seen it banging about via newspapers and websites all day

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    The decision to disallow the goal has had repercussions on arsenal, chelsea and liverpool. I think that makes THAT the poorest decision so far.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Our top dribbler before HBA came, gained us lots of fouls per game which we promptly wasted. A favourite player of mine, should do well for Norwich, should he go.

    On last game. Tiote – Anita are proving a good combination. Cabs, if he’s staying, needs to contain his rash tackles and look more for the through ball rather than the wild shot. Remy a bit out of form. Who’s going to score for us now? Oh, yes, Sholes 🙂

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Its a pretty ridiculous article tbh. I mean it was a fairly typical tacti foul you see them in every game. No malicious intent whatsoever. It really didnt look that bad, i mean it was embarrassing for MYM but not nasty.

    This quote is my favourite:

    “So he booted him as hard as he could, from behind, straight to the knee ligaments. It wouldn’t have looked out of place in the UFC, were it not from behind and by someone wearing boots” LOL

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  • martoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #25

    I can’t believe we’ll get £3m for Jonas – I would have thought more likely £1-2m. Maybe JFK’s remit is becoming clear – sell off peripheral players and don’t buy anybody just loans!

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  • mag

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #26

    3 million for Jonas, Hughton must be after the sack again! Ashley always seems to get his cash back one way or another what’s the odds of a few more bench warmers moving as well?

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Actually this is also hillarious and makes no sense!

    “But if Yanga-Mbiwa had gained no tactical advantage from it, the referee would have been more likely to give a red card. It would have been violent conduct, an unprovoked attack with nothing but malice behind it. Mike Jones’s decision shows that, in the Premiership, brutally assaulting someone’s leg is more acceptable if you manage to do it as part of another blatant cheat. That’s why for me it’s the worst decision of the season.”

    Why would the ref have been more likely to give a red? brutally assaulting? do they not have any filter on the sh*te people write!

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  • bills-son

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #28

    £3M? No way. £1.5M tops I’d have guessed.

    I’ve read he is going on loan until the end of the season with a buy option.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Cj toon

    Agreed. Inflamitory at best. Had the two incidents been reversed, you can bet the goal would have been the taking point of that article, not the tackle.

    Anyway… good luck Jonas. A solid performer and an honest player. A good servant to the club who stuck with us after relegation and put his part in it right.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    @12…I’m with you…Nasri was gloating at how easy we are to beat and how he always looks forward to playing us because he has so much space…

    …so yeah…great tackle…shame he’s only out for 8 weeks really

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Am i the only one who thinks 3 mil is reasonable for jonas. He is still a recent argentine international and a versatile player. Like i said earlier, nothing spectacular but will be a very useful player for Norwich.

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  • MadisonToon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #32

    Where is this 3m coming from? I don’t see it above in anything that Ed put out. Is it the price we paid for him in 2008?

    I think if we get him off our books it’s worth it. Granted, we’d never let anyone leave on a free with our money-focused owner around, but what we will free up in wages for others and another spot for a foreign player is certainly a positive move.

    IMO he also shouldn’t be near the first team as Sammi should be ahead of him, meaning we wouldn’t really be losing a useful player (although his experience will be missed in practice and the dressing room). Nothing bad to say about him and his service to the club, just that he’s no longer got what it takes to make our starting XI.

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  • mag

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Nasri could gloat playing against Anita, especially the way Silva turned him for the first goal no wonder he was subbed. And another one that should have been subbed Santon shocking the way he allowed Negredo in for the second goal.

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  • bills-son

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #34

    MYM made absolutely no attempt to play the ball and took a swing at knee height.

    I’m sure he didn’t mean to hurt Nasri but if you make a tackle like that you have to take responsibility for the consequences. MYM probably got off with a red because Nasri has a reputation for rolling around as if he’s been shot.

    I’m sure De Jong didn’t mean to break HBA’s leg but wrapping both legs around a player running away from you is a bad injury waiting to happen.

    You can’t knock De Jong and not knock MYM. Both were very bad tackles.

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Yeah no doubt, Well we do love a good drama at Newcastle don’t we. Or rather the press love to project a pantomime drama of us as often as possible. Sadly all to often we make it quite easy for them.

    Yes on Jonas, I have nothing but respect for the guy. Has had some brilliant games for us in his time at the club. A fresh start will no doubt go him the world of good, still has a couple of seasons left in him at this level. When you expect that 100% effort and commitment should be the given in PL football its not always the case, i think Jonas is great example of a model professional. Not the greatest player you’ll ever see but every team needs a Jonas or a Gouff. A solid workhorse…Good luck to him

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #36

    A lot of computer game playing wanabee football managers on here…I don’t care if we get £3M for him or £1.5M. He has been a good servant but it’s clear he’s not in Pardew’s plans so I wish him well/

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #37

    mag:

    be quiet. Anita was arguably our best player with tiote yesterday. And santon was at right back for the second goal it was Haidara playing him onside.

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  • cjtoon

    Jan 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #38

    TDS:

    Whats wrong with computer game playing wannabee football managers? :-p

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Bills

    Agree. Both were bad tackles. But the point here is that mym has become spawn of satan over this, wheras de jong got off with ” oh it was very clumsy, but he is a hard tackling player so it happens” and things like that.

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  • mag

    Jan 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #40

    @37 you’ve got Anita mistaken for Sissoko, Anitas the dwarf of the two!

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