Jonas Gutierrez rejoined Newcastle United three or four weeks ago, and has been training with the first team squad, and he’s played a few games now, but we would expect Jonas to either move permanently this month – or else move out on loan for the final six months of his Newcastle contract.
Jonas Gutierrez – in action for the Newcastle U21 side recently
Although there must be a number of fans who would love to see Jonas back in the Newcastle first team, we don’t think there’s much chance of that happening.
There’s a report in calciomercato.it in Italy today that Napoli are interested in signing the 21 times capped Argentine winger, who can also play at full-back or wing-back.
With Jonas now being 31 and with only six months left on his contract, Newcastle will want only a nominal fee for the man who successfully fought against testicular cancer over the last 18 months, and showed tremendous courage in winning his battle.
Napoli are a good side and are currently in 4th place 10 points behind leaders Juventus, and it would like a good move for the winger, who has played for Newcastle 194 times with 11 goals.
We wouldn’t be too surprised if Jonas moves either on a permanent move or on a loan deal this month, and to help Jonas out maybe Newcastle can give him a free transfer – if clubs want to sign him – so that he can get a good deal for himself.
That would be some just reward for the good service he has given Newcastle since he arrived in the summer of 2008 from Real Mallorca, having helped us get straight back to the Premier League from the Championship in 2010, in only his second season at the club.
What do you think?
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