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Jonas Gutierrez Reunites With Hughton At Norwich City

Newcastle's Argentine winger will be with Norwich City until the end of the season.

Laurence Griffiths

In what amounted to the first solid rumor or report regarding Newcastle United and the January transfer window Jonas Gutierrez had been strongly linked with a move away from St. James' Park despite Alan Pardew denying that the Argentine had been frozen out.  Although it was rumored that the move could be a permanent one for a fee of around £3m, the move (at least initially) is a loan until the end of the current Premier League campaign. Reuniting with former Magpies boss Chris Hughton will likely have been a massive draw to a player that has been unseated by Yoan Gouffran on the left of Alan Pardew's formation - but this song ostensibly dedicated to him by Norwich City's owner may just have tipped the scale:

With reports swirling that an appearance-related contract extension clause desperately being avoided by Newcastle brass, this move may signal the beginning of the end of Jonas' Newcastle United career.  If it does, there will be a time and place for fond memories for a player that has been a tremendous servant of the club and a great player - even if his more recent performances had dropped off a level.  In the meantime, most of the Toon Army wish you good fortune, Spiderman.