RUMOUR MILL: Norwich City £3m target Jonas Gutierrez heading for a Newcastle exit

Norwich City's reported transfer target Jonas Gutierrez is poised to leave St James Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. Norwich City's reported transfer target Jonas Gutierrez is poised to leave St James Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Sunday, January 12, 2014
3:12 PM

Norwich City’s reported January transfer target Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is set for a Newcastle exit.

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The 30-year-old Argentine has been touted with a possible Carrow Road move and a reunion with his former Magpies’ boss Chris Hughton, along with rumoured interest from Championship promotion hopefuls QPR, and Gutierrez confirmed on Saturday he no longer features in Alan Pardew’s plans.

The experienced midfielder used his personal Twitter account to thanks Newcastle’s fans for their support as he prepares to leave St James’ Park.

He tweeted: “Thanks for the messages. I enjoyed my five years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team mates. It was an honour and a pleasure to play with the Newcastle shirt and to have the support of the Geordies.”

Gutierrez and Manchester United wide player Wilfried Zaha have both been linked to Norwich with Hughton in the market for midfield reinforcements following injuries to Elliott Bennett, Alex Tettey and Jonny Howson. The Daily Mail claim City are in pole position to win the race with a fee of £3m mentioned for the former Real Mallorca star.

Gutierrez’s compatriot, Luciano Becchio, continues to be touted with a City exit. The Sun on Sunday claim the striker could be ready to make a return to his former club Leeds with Brian McDermott in the market for fresh firepower to push Leeds into promotion contention in the Championship. Leeds were hammered 6-0 at Sheffield Wednesday over the weekend, but Becchio was a prolific striker during his time at Elland Road before his swap deal with Steve Morison 12 months ago. The striker’s first team opportunities under Hughton have been limited, which prompted him to go public recently with his frustrations over a lack of game-time at Carrow Road.

Wes Hoolahan’s future dominated the build up to Norwich’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Everton on Saturday with the Irishman linked to Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa. Now the Sunday Mirror claim Lambert is also interested in another former player he worked with at City with one-time Tottenham loanee Kyle Naughton tipped to make a £3m switch to the Midlands.

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31 comments

  • Don't you mean ricky van cantscore

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    Rottsrool

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • …..Ged!.. There are far too many comedians in this panto.....All with a comment to make on the present plight!....'Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what's this thing they call a ball'?....'Who's been sitting in my chair and broken everything,......'Fe Fi Fo Fum'! Why don't he play that lad Tom Thumb?.... My cow I'll swap for magic beans......I'll climb the stalk, and in my dreams...the pot of gold will be at hand...all I need is magic wand....My two assistants serve me well...we defend our land from those from hell....They may be right..They maybe wrong..... all I can hear is the Bells Ding Dong!....Those Bow Bells ring out, they cry for Hugh...return to London, please please do!.....”I will, I will” our Hugh replies..can't think of anything that rhymes with that.....Help please!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • OK I dont care who signs, Mickey mouse, Tom Jones or maybe Cliff richard? Just get rid of CH

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    Keep it Low

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • "...Thicky Van BadSigning...". Another quietly desperate night in the Norton household.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • If we are genuinely in for Gutierrez then this is one deal I really do hope falls through.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Ged steroo.....The four times is not down to me!! I think you are a little confused. I bet you thought that jamie cureton's second coming was going to be our salvation?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • All you anti RVW people don';t know what you are talking about. I bet you believe in fairies! Sure he is not your tough rough central striker type but that is what Hoops' job is. Remember what CH said at the AGM that he couldn't play RVW and Hoops up front together as they were too similar (ars a load of old tosh) so is Saturday's pairing a sign that CH at last recognizes that he has got it wrong? RVW has a good goal scoring record before he had the misfortune to encounter CH as a manager. Come to think of it most players deteriorate under his management. Is he really doing that much worse than any other player at NCFC? Talking about bad management what are the board doing to ensure good management at our club?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • All you anti RVW people don';t know what you are talking about. I bet you believe in fairies! Sure he is not your tough rough central striker type but that is what Hoops' job is. Remember what CH said at the AGM that he couldn't play RVW and Hoops up front together as they were too similar (ars a load of old tosh) so is Saturday's pairing a sign that CH at last recognizes that he has got it wrong? RVW has a good goal scoring record before he had the misfortune to encounter CH as a manager. Come to think of it most players deteriorate under his management. Is he really doing that much worse than any other player at NCFC? Talking about bad management what are the board doing to ensure good management at our club?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • I consider the midfield problem to be one of our own making. If we had a more attacking structure and mentality to the side then we could take an awful lot of pressure off the midfield. If this was the case we would need 3 midfielders each with their own abilities that would enable them collectively to control midfield on most occassions (Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea might be a problem). But hey you can't cover every base. So what of the existing players...Leroy & Bradley plus David Fox could do the job for now whereas Leroy, Johnny Howson and Alex Tettey would be me choice long term when fit. This view is motivated by our obvious need to provide an attacking force worthy of the Premiership as this is clearly an area where we are more defficient that most other teams.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • It's nice that they are thinking of signing someone to chat with Benchio during the match. Given that we currently have problems up front, in midfield and in defence, I think we need to prioritise. The main problem seems to be that we don't seem to be able to hold the midfield against anyone. The next problem seems to be the consistency of the centre backs. At the moment I would leave the full backs. If the midfield was more assertive, the full-backs would have more opportunity to have a go. But most of all, when we go a goal down, heads drop and it seems to be tougher and tougher from there. As Delia once said, "Let's be havin' you".

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    Swiss Canary

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • All you anti RVW people don';t know what you are talking about. I bet you believe in fairies! Sure he is not your tough rough central striker type but that is what Hoops' job is. Remember what CH said at the AGM that he couldn't play RVW and Hoops up front together as they were too similar (ars a load of old tosh) so is Saturday's pairing a sign that CH at last recognizes that he has got it wrong? RVW has a good goal scoring record before he had the misfortune to encounter CH as a manager. Come to think of it most players deteriorate under his management. Is he really doing that much worse than any other player at NCFC? Talking about bad management what are the board doing to ensure good management at our club?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Thicky Van BadSigning

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Just see malky mackay in norwich!

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    Chris Butcher

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • The blue algal tendency is back, as toxic as ever. Bless its little seaweedy heart.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • All you anti RVW people don';t know what you are talking about. I bet you believe in fairies! Sure he is not your tough rough central striker type but that is what Hoops' job is. Remember what CH said at the AGM that he couldn't play RVW and Hoops up front together as they were too similar (ars a load of old tosh) so is Saturday's pairing a sign that CH at last recognizes that he has got it wrong? RVW has a good goal scoring record before he had the misfortune to encounter CH as a manager. Come to think of it most players deteriorate under his management. Is he really doing that much worse than any other player at NCFC? Talking about bad management what are the board doing to ensure good management at our club?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • For a player to leave a bigger club for a smaller one does not seem a good move either way. Although, yeah, it was a joy to see Martin Peters at Carrow Road. Unfortunately Gutierrez is not in that class.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Given Ged's reputation for pulling the ladies then I doubt he is having a desperate evening in his household.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • NoGood Van WasteOfMoney.

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • I believe in fairies, its just that I'm not so sure about Ricky, and by the way, Bill asked me to send you his regards, he's on a diet for a while, and just asked me to fill in.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • ....been ethered!....should have slotted in after Kevin.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Why would Gutierrez want to come to Norwich anyway? For that matter I would imagine it will be difficult to persuade any decent player to come here at present, given the situation. Being in relegation mire is one thing. What is worse is that any player thinking of coming to Norwich will no doubt think hard about entering a zone in which there is an entrenched losing mentality and then the prospect of being played out of position.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • There is only one reason why CH would sign anybody in the window and that is to convince us (fans) that he has a plan. Unfortunately for him we all rumbled him ages ago. Hang on though....I wonder if he reads these comments and is dragging the club down on purpose as an act of revenge. This then means it is our fault. Curses foiled again.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • I see Dipsticks did well at Portaloo Road on Saturday, shouldn't you worry about them Ged? You only come on here because nothing is likely to happen at the Prancing Donkeys.

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    blackdog2

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • I consider the midfield problem to be one of our own making. If we had a more attacking structure and mentality to the side then we could take an awful lot of pressure off the midfield. If this was the case we would need 3 midfielders each with their own abilities that would enable them collectively to control midfield on most occassions (Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea might be a problem). But hey you can't cover every base. So what of the existing players...Leroy & Bradley plus David Fox could do the job for now whereas Leroy, Johnny Howson and Alex Tettey would be me choice long term when fit. This view is motivated by our obvious need to provide an attacking force worthy of the Premiership as this is clearly an area where we are more defficient that most other teams.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • All you anti RVW people don';t know what you are talking about. I bet you believe in fairies! Sure he is not your tough rough central striker type but that is what Hoops' job is. Remember what CH said at the AGM that he couldn't play RVW and Hoops up front together as they were too similar (ars a load of old tosh) so is Saturday's pairing a sign that CH at last recognizes that he has got it wrong? RVW has a good goal scoring record before he had the misfortune to encounter CH as a manager. Come to think of it most players deteriorate under his management. Is he really doing that much worse than any other player at NCFC? Talking about bad management what are the board doing to ensure good management at our club?

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Why oh why would we want to sign him? What has he done for Newcastle? Lets hope he and Houghton find pastures new away from Carrow Road!

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    kevin

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Swiss Canary.... You are right that the problem is midfield but unfortunately under CH we consistently go for the obvious but ultimately wrong solution. The solution is not to pack the midfield as it only results in everybody getting in everybody elses way what we need is a more potent attacking force to take the pressure off of the midfield. This is clearly an act of faith but a football team does need to have the courage of it's convictions and a balance to a side i.e. each department is self sufficient but reliant on each other for a satisfactory outcome to games.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Ho, ho. Good one Keep it Low!! I think all of those you mention would be better than Ricky Von Wilfswonkle, the worst signing in Premier League history. Nice one, I agree Whooton Out!! All my love, Ged x

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • We heard you the 4th time NiceOne!! Ho, ho, ho! Vicky Van HopelessStriker. Sparkling Regards, your hero, Ged x

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    Ged Steroo

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • We used to have a knack of picking up some truly great experienced players at the end of their career to bring on the youngsters and add a bit of nous during games. OK, maybe not Martin Chivers, but people like Martin Peters, Mick Channon and Asa Hartford. Not sure who the equivalents would be today, or more to the point whether we could afford them. Not saying Defoe, but that sort of stage of career to steady the ship?

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    Les Lee

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • You need to be aware of one thing my friends.....99.9% of the transfer stories you read at times like this have been floated and pushed by the players agents, trying to create a market for their player, or maybe to get him a better contract where he is. These stories are entertaining, maybe even thought provoking....but mainly wishful thinking and agents fishing expeditions.

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    Algarve Canary

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

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