The Jonas Gutierrez loan deal to Norwich went through on Monday, after Jonas used Twitter to alert fans that he was on his way and thank them.

While not many supporters believe he should have been a first team regular this season, it has been disappointing and bizarre that Gutierrez wasn’t even able to make the bench ahead of players such as Obertan and others, even when Alan Pardew made seven changes for the FA Cup match.

jonas gutierrez loanThis gave further fuel to the rumours that Jonas was being prevented from playing because of an alleged clause in his contract that he automatically qualified for a new contract if he played X number of games more.

A shabby end to the Newcastle career of a player who always gave his all and always carried himself with great professionalism, even this season when many wouldn’t have blamed him for being upset at his treatment by the club.

Now however, he is going to a club and certainly a manager who will appreciate him;

“Jonas can play on either flank and in a central position, so he is a very welcome addition.

“He has been in England for 5 years so there won’t be a settling in period that you’d have with some other players. That is important, particularly in January when you need players that can go straight into the squad.”

While the player himself is clearly happy to be valued again;

“Personally, I want to do the right things on the pitch and win my place, then for the team to finish as high as we can.

“I know him (Chris Hughton) from the period when we worked together at Newcastle – it was the most important point for me.”

Full Newcastle Career

JONAS GUTIERREZ

DOB: 5 July 1983, age 30

Debut: – 17 August 2008 v Man Utd (A)

Last appearance: 5 October 2013 v Cardiff (sub)

Last goal: 2 February 2013 v Chelsea

Full International Caps/Goals:  21/1

Prem Lge Apps  NUFC/Total:  140

Newcastle United Playing Career

              League    FA Cup    Lge Cup  Europe    Total

2008/09   23 (7) 0   1 (1) 0     1 (0) 0     0 (0) 0     25 (8) 0

2009/10   34 (3) 4   2 (1) 0     0 (1) 0     0 (0) 0     36 (5) 4

2010/11   34 (3) 3   0 (0) 0     1 (1) 0     0 (0) 0     35 (4) 3

2011/12   37 (0) 2   2 (0) 1     1 (0) 0     0 (0) 0     40 (0) 3

2012/13   34 (0) 1   0 (0) 0     0 (0) 0     3 (3) 0     37 (3) 1

2013/14   1 (1) 0     0 (0) 0     0 (0) 0     0 (0) 0     1 (1) 0

Total   163 (14) 10  5 (2) 1     3 (2) 0     3 (3) 0     174 (21) 11