Jonas Gutierrez is changing clubs once again.
The Newcastle United cult hero is returning to Defensa y Justicia.
When heading back to Argentina in 2016, Jonas helped the club finish 10th in the league in 2016/17, making 26 appearances (in the league).
Moving to Independiente for last season, he helped them finish 6th in 2017/18, Defensa y Justicia ending in 9th.
Jonas Gutierrez (pictured above when he first signed for Defensa y Justicia in 2016) turned 35 eight days ago and is now looking forward to playing for Defensa y Justicia again, the Argentine domestic league kicking off on 10 August.
Defensa y Justicia Official Announcement:
Greyhound, welcome again to the Falcon (Defensa y Justicia nickname is the Falcons/Hawks).
Defensa y Justicia is still armed.
Now, we are proud to inform that Jonas Gutierrez, the “Greyhound”, puts on the Verdeamarilla again. Jonás arrives at Defensa after rescinding his link with Independiente, the club where he played last season.
This will be the second stage of the Greyhound in Varela, having participated in 29 matches during the 2016/17 season, where he was one of the leaders of a squad that, under the orders of Sebastián Beccacece, put Defense on everyone’s lips.
He will return to a squad to play with Alexander Barboza, Mariano Bareiro, Leonel Miranda, Nico Fernandez, among other players who have remained since the season 16/17.
Throughout his career, Jonah participated in almost 500 official matches wearing the shirts of Velez, Defense and Justice and Independiente in this country; Mallorca and Deportivo La Coruña (Spain), Newcastle and Norwich City (England). He also represented our country wearing the national shirt in the World Cup in South Africa 2010.
Just as at the time we were grateful to have Jonah on his return to the country, now we are very happy to be able to count on him as a reference for a team that in the coming months will face a triple competition.
Greyhound, welcome again to the Falcon!