Three weeks ago we brought you reports from Argentina that Newcastle United were in talks with Velez Sarsfield for the transfer of Jonas Gutierrez.

The source was TyC, the Argentine sports network, and it looks now as though the move is nearing a conclusion.

Jonas is now back in Argentina looking to complete a transfer back to Velez Sarsfield where he started his career. League football kicks off again for the Argentine club this Friday.

Sadly it looks as though there will be not even a final playing cameo farewell in Newcastle colours for Jonas to say goodbye, never mind any kind of meaningful return to first team action.

United are losing a great character when arguably they have never been more in need of players who fans feel any kind of attachment to.

Good luck to Jonas wherever he ends up and here’s hoping that he will be back for at least a walk on part at half-time in a Premier League match at St. James’ Park.

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