It turns out that Jonas Gutierrez was essentially told his Newcastle career was over last month, before he agreed to join Norwich City on a loan deal, with the option of making that a permanent move in the summer.
Jonas Gutierrez – now on loan at Norwich
And if Norwich don’t take up their option to buy the Argentine International this summer, other clubs will be willing to sign the very experienced Newcastle winger.
Jonas had made only one sub appearance since starting the first game at Manchester City, when he picked up an injury is the first half of what turned out to be a disastrous start to the season by Newcastle, when we were hammered 4-0.
This is what Jonas has revealed today:
“The manager told me in December I was not going to play any more and told me to find myself another club.” “I don’t know why it happened and I still don’t understand what I did wrong.”
“There were no rows with Alan Pardew or anything like that. He just said I needed to leave and that was that.” “I honestly don’t know why I wasn’t playing, you will have to ask the manager that.”
“He just made his decision and that was it. Something must have happened – but I don’t know what.”
Those words from Jonas suggest that the story that if Jonas reached a certain number of appearances for Newcastle – probably 200 – he would have to be offered a new deal.
The Argentine played 194 times for Newcastle with 11 goals, and with Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran are the new wide men at Newcastle, and it was going to be difficult for him to get much playing time this season.
But Jonas was always very popular with the fans, and we expect him to do very well at Norwich.
And unfortunately these kinds of things seem to happen in football – there’s never been too much sentiment in football – and Jonas admitted that’s football – in his previous comments after joining the Canaries.
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