Following a strange half season of rumours and next to no football, a Jonas Gutierrez transfer away from Tyneside appears to have been confirmed by the player himself.
Only 63 minutes of first team action this season plus an extended spell back in Argentina for ‘personal’ reasons’, it hasn’t been the best of seasons for Jonas.
‘Thank you mate. It was an honour and a pleasure to play with the Newcastle shirt and to have the support of the Geordie’
‘Thanks for the messages. I enjoy my 5 years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team-mates’
Recent stories claimed that there was a clause in Gutierrez’ contract which meant if he played a certain number of matches this season it would have meant he’d automatically be entitled to an extended contract. It led to many people putting two and two together and believing that is why he has been totally ignored since a brief substitute appearance against Cardiff.
thanks for the messages. I enjoy my 5 years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team mates.
— jonas gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) January 11, 2014
Despite being seen training regularly, Jonas wasn’t even on the bench against Cardiff last week despite numerous changes by the manager.
Plus the fact that he has even turned out for the Under 21 reserve team as an overage player was proof that he was fit to play, if selected.
A sad messy end to a Newcastle career for a player who has always given his best and even this season he’s been dignified and said all the right things despite clearly big problems behind the scenes.
Jonas was a major figure in bouncing back from relegation and his partnership with Jose Enrique was excellent.
Jonas Gutierrez might not have given us many goals but he gave us plenty heart.