In recent days Jonas Gutierrez was said to be in discussions to return to Velez Sarsfield, the club in Argentina where he made his name.

The transfer window closed in Argentina only yesterday (Sunday) with no confirmation either way as to whether a deal had been agreed between the player, Velez Sarsfield and Newcastle United.

Only minutes ago (Monday morning) Jonas has posted a photo on his Instagram account showing him on the early flight from London to Newcastle.

With there seemingly been little chance of the midfielder getting further opportunities at Newcastle, you would hope that at the very least our club will help smooth the way for whatever Gutierrez would like to do next.

A great servant to Newcastle United and after his inspiring fightback against cancer, it is the least he deserves.

We await to see whether Jonas Gutierrez is simply coming to pack his bags, or whether we will still possibly have the opportunity to say our goodbyes via a cameo as a substitute at St. James’ Park.

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