Deportivo La Coruna confirm medical booked for Jonas Gutierrez
Deportivo La Coruna have announced that they have reached agreement with Jonas Gutierrez to join them.
The deal is dependent on the former Newcastle player passing his medical later this week.
Jonas has been training with his old club Velez Sarsfield and Deportivo say that the player will travel from Argentina in the coming days to complete the move.
On their official club website, Deportivo say that the medical has been booked in at the HM Modelo Hospital.
The transfer window closed yesterday in Spain but as a free agent, 32 year old Jonas Gutierrez can sign for the La Liga club outside that summer window.
Needless to say but all Newcastle fans will wish Jonas the very best of luck and it is a pleasant surprise that the one-time Newcastle winger/midfielder has landed a move back to La Liga.
Newcastle signed the Argentine international back in 2008 from Real Mallorca and he became out of contract at the end of June this year.
It was no surprise when Jonas Gutierrez had no further contract offer, as regardless of whether he was good enough or not, he had been the architect of his own destiny after publicly criticising his treatment by Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley when dealing with testicular cancer.
This didn’t excuse the shameful way the club handled his eventual exit, with Jonas officially been told he was no longer wanted at the club when John Carver rang Ryan Taylor to tell him he was finished at Newcastle, before then bizarrely asking him to pass the phone to Gutierrez and telling him he wasn’t wanted either.
At the time the two players said they felt sorry for John Carver, as he was clearly uncomfortable with the manner of delivering the news, the belief being that he was under orders from those above to do it in this shambolic way.
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