As we reported last night Newcastle’s Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez has joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent switch for a transfer fee of £3M in the summer.
Jonas Gutierrez at Norwich yesterday
Jonas has been squeezed out at Newcastle this season, since Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko have made the wide positions their own, and like Jonas, they also work their socks off for the team,
We didn’t hear much from Jonas, and certainly no complaints, during his time in the wilderness on Tyneside, but that’s a reflection of the first-rate professional he’s been at the club, and he’s been at Newcastle now for five and a half years.
The 21 times capped Argentine International made only one start in the first game of the season at Manchester City, and one sub appearance at Cardiff City, so it’s all happened very quickly, with Jonas often not even making the bench this season.
This is what Gutierrez told Norwich’s official website.
“In five years I played quite a lot,” “I found myself in a position which was quite new for me.” “I wasn’t involved much in the games, but that is football. It changes a lot.”
“I want to be back and to play football.”“I know Chris from the period we worked together in Newcastle,” “It was the biggest point to me. It’s great to be here, and I want to do my best.”
“Of course, it was a great time I had there.” “I have a lot of friends there – and it’s going to be different to train at another training ground and play at another stadium. But that is football.”
Gutierrez will not be eligible to play against Newcastle at Carrow Road in the game on Tuesday night, 28th January.
Jonas Gutierrez played a total of 194 games for Newcastle with 11 goals, and we wish him all the best at Norwich City.
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