Finally – Newcastle Issue Statement On Gutierrez

It took some time to issue it but Newcastle United have finally issued a statement on Jonas Gutierrez.

Jonas Gutierrez +Chelsea+

Jonas Gutierrez – testicular cancer

Here it is:


Newcastle United can confirm that winger Jonas Gutierrez is continuing to receive treatment in Argentina after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The Club has been aware of Jonas’ condition for some time, but has respected his wish for privacy as he undergoes treatment with his friends and family around him.

Newcastle United managing director, Lee Charnley, said:

“We have and will continue to offer Jonas our full support.” “We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with him at this time.”

The club kindly requests that Jonas’ privacy is respected ahead of further enquiries.


That’s a good statement just a little late in coming – but to be fair to the club these things are very personal – and we can understand why they didn’t announce anything if Jonas did want to keep it quiet – before he announced it himself yesterday.

We assume the club is picking up the tab on all his medical expenses.

Jonas has had loads and loads of messages from Newcastle fans  and from those in football from all over the world in the last 24 hours, since the news broke.

The messages will be a wonderful tonic to the Argentine in his fight against the cancer.

Again – we are praying for Jonas – and know he can beat this.

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6 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Sep 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #1

    finally………..ed posts about the statement! 🙂

    again the club would have been in this process with guti from the start and people hammering them for it are wrong and the fact it has come from guti himself shows the privacy they have kept even players here were shocked to hear about it

  • BeeGuy

    Sep 18, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m sorry to hear about Jonas cancer. I wish him the best in a full recovery.

    How the club handled the situation with the “you’ll not play here again” and then the loan, fooled me as to his health issues.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 18, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Manx @1
    I ‘m pleased to hear the club were in contact with Jonas about his problems/press release.
    Could you please supply the source of your information so I can check it out myself. Many thanks.

  • manxpie

    Sep 18, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #4


    We have and will continue to offer Jonas our full support.”

    thats more than anyone else can say so please show me the evidence which shows they weren’t and warrents the abuse they’ve got! many thanks.

    plus he says how collo was brilliant throughout so again our captain who has got dogs abuse today and ludicrous acusations about him knew about it and kept his privacy

  • dannitoon

    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    So why did they force him out on loan

  • thepict

    Sep 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    I think the way Jonas’s medical problems has been used to castigate the owner and the manager is absolutely disgusting. I also remember the abuse Jonas used to receive when he was picked in the team. Some people’s hypocrisy is unbelievable.
    Allegedly, Jonas was sent out on loan as there is a clause in his contract if he plays a certain number of games he gets a new contract.
    Support the team not the owner.


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