Jesus Gamez has posted an emotional goodbye as he leaves Newcastle United.

The 33 year old defender using his personal twitter account to say his goodbyes.

One of Rafa’s stranger signings.

Jesus Gamez was brought in on a short-term two year contract to add some valuable experience to the squad in the Championship then potentially in the Premier League.

He had his injury problems but still very strange that the manager didn’t give him more than the three league starts, two in the Championship and one in the Premier League, playing 298 league minutes in total for NUFC.

Having captained Malaga in La Liga and the Champions League, and playing pretty much all of his career in the Spanish top tier for Malaga and Atletico Madrid, it is curious as to why Rafa didn’t then use the versatile defender more.

He always came over well in interviews and didn’t seem to kick up any kind of a fuss despite being almost completely ignored in terms of the first team.

Jesus Gamez:

“It’s time to say goodbye, but not before saying goodbye to all of you…

Dear friends,

It is time to say goodbye and especially THANK YOU.

Thank you for all these two seasons.

Thank you to our fans, to my teammates and to the club, and all those who work there for their daily support, and for making my family and I feel like Newcastle is our home.

I take back with me a beautiful experience, and a lot of friends and good memories which I will never forget.

I will always hold you close.

Jesus Gamez



  • Liam Hogg

    The invisible man

  • Sickandtired

    Looked canny in the one PL game he played.

  • robbersdog

    He’s probably earned two or three million pounds over the last couple of seasons, so he can go home, sit on a lovely Spanish beach for the rest of his life and reminisce about the two Premier League games he played in.

  • panther

    And a hell of a lot of money for doing nothing

  • panther

    He’s been as consistent as the other fella still waits for him 2000 years think he’s winding is up

  • Billmag

    Good grief some bitter people on this forum there’s plenty more than him made a hell of a lot more money out of NUFC for doing nowt, good luck for the future to you and your family.

    • Duh

      Yeah, when he played he looked competent. He also clearly was bought into the club – always showed genuine joy when the team did well. People assume because he did not make the team he must have been lazy or whatever. I am surprised and disappointed he did not play more.

      As you say though, there are far many worse players we’ve had on the books in terms of mercenary tendencies.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Michael Owen?…….

      • shellington

        You need to spit on the floor when you mention that waste of space.

        • Kneebotherm8

          I did….

      • Billmag

        Correct 👍

  • Maybe he was picked up as kinda of a coaching than playing role.
    Never really looked match fit to me, but could have proved very valuable behind the scenes.

  • Fairscup69

    We now only have Mohammed and Christian for some divine inspiration after losing Islam and Jesus.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Keep the faith……

  • Wor Lass

    There really are some small-minded cretins hanging on to our club`s coat-tails. Fortunately, they`re well and truly in the minority. It just seems like there are more of them than there really are because they keep having to create another moniker every time they realise they`re wrong and have to change their tune.

  • Steven05

    Dear all

    My name is Steven. I’m very proud to call myself a Geordie wherever I go in the world. I’m proud of being part of Newcastle United. I’m also proud to be a part of our fan/supporter base.

    But reading the first few comments on this article made me very ashamed/disappointed. The lad signed a contract based on what the club thought he was worth. What has he done wrong?? Been in the papers for the wrong reasons? No. Caused unrest in the dressing room? No. Gave his all to make his stay a success? Probably. Been the answer to our problems? No – but is it REALLY his fault??

    If I got offered a contact in the morning earning a few grand to support my family and try my best would I take it? Yes. Would I be good enough? Perhaps not really.

    I don’t know much about space but if NASA offered me a job would I take I take it and try my best? Yes.

    Get yourselfs into reality please.

    Best of look to you Gamez and thank you. And the same to Hoselu .

    • panther

      You would die in space

  • Mrkgw

    Good luck to him – never seemed to have complained about his not being picked and appeared professional throughout his time with us.

  • Mike

    waste of money in wages

  • Dillon Tovak

    Would have been cool if he joined Rafa’s back room staff, i’d kind of assumed that was mainly his role anyway as he’s never seen pitch time.