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.
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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