Newcastle United are in talks with Velez Sarsfield for the transfer of Jonas Gutierrez, as reported by TyC, the Argentine sports network.

Jonas won the league title with his old club before leaving his native Argentina for Mallorca and then subsequently joining Newcastle.

jonas gutierrezFootball kicks off again in Argentina on February 14 and TyC say that Velez hope to come to a similar arrangement that was negotiated when Hatem Ben Arfa ended up joining Nice, with Jonas Gutierrez released from his Newcastle contract or at worst, paying a nominal fee.

A possible loan deal to Sheffield Wednesday has been speculated but with only six months remaining of his Newcastle contract, it will be interesting to see what choice Jonas Gutierrez will make if he has the option of returning to Argentina having had the chance to return to see the rest of the United players over the past month.

Banking Alan Pardew’s compensation and with Hatem Ben Arfa off the payroll, if Mike Ashley can wave Jonas Gutierrez off to Argentina then it will have been a ‘successful’ month financially for the United owner.

  • vbhgft

    Cue Mag readers coming on here with their “how can the club treat a true legend in such a heartless way…”

  • Maximus Moose

    vbhgft you asked the question Whats your answer ?

  • Maximus Moose

    More Dosh for the Fat 1. Spend it he will not, unless its in a Casino or Jocko Land

  • vbhgft

    Maximus Moose vbhgft Let him go. Tomorrow.

  • Maximus Moose

    vbhgft Maximus Moose And wish him all the best

  • Mal44

    Given his circumstances, hopefully he can be named as a sub for a home game and brought on at some point.

  • vbhgft

    Maximus Moose vbhgft Of course.

  • RexN

    The club clearly don’t want to risk activating his contract clause. Having ditched him last season, dropping him and sending him out on loan, they went all sympathetic and played on supporters’ emotions.

    There is one more home game before the season starts up in Argentina, it would be good to see him get a run out against Stoke. It would also fire up the crowd.

    As a character, Jonas has been great for the club. I remember how much time he gave my daughter when he realised she was doing GCSE Spanish. He has been a fantastic ambassador for the club and when played in his right position, was hard working and enthusiastic, at his best teaming up with Enrique.

    After beating a killer and bearing in mind his passion for the North East, the club should make it easy for him to do what he wants to do. Buena suerte Jonas.

  • likelylad

    Good luck to the lad.
    I hope whatever he decides to do brings him true happiness.

  • JamesChick

    Would hate to see him go, if he wants to go then can only wish him luck

  • DownUnderMag

    Will be a disgrace if he is not allowed a farewell to the fans after battling through what he has done this season.  Always a true professional, he may have lacked an end product but was always willing to give 100% to the cause (and often won free kicks in very useful areas, one of the few players we have who was willing to take someone on with the ball at their feet).  No doubt finance is being put ahead of sentiment here and yet another case of the soul being ripped from the club bit by bit.  I bet Ashley is loving the quick turn-around so he doesn’t need to worry about testimonials for long serving players – he’s probably off thinking of a way to use those to get some cash for himself too!

  • Paul Patterson

    Given the fact that Mike Ashley has single handedly smashed every hope and dream for the future of the supporters of this club, the least he could do is allow him a subs place for a home game for the fans to give him a good send off. You know, that forgotten thing called emotional enjoyment . .