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