Anfield boss wants St James’ Park wide man who doesn’t appear to have a neck.
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Liverpool could make a move for Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez in January following the departure of manager Chris Hughton.
Gutierrez was known to be a firm supporter of Hughton’s and expressed his disappointment at his sacking on Twitter. Even though the Argentina international was dropped to the bench earlier in the season to accommodate Hatem Ben Arfa before the Frenchman was sidelined with a broken leg, Gutierrez remained convinced of his manager’s philosophy.
Now the situation has changed, Liverpool are considering a test of the player’s loyalty by making a bid for the 27-year-old when the transfer window reopens as they seek to add another wide man to their squad in order to provide more service for Fernando Torres. Gutierrez was discussed as an option by Rafael Benitez during his time in charge at Anfield but now his successor, Roy Hodgson, could be set to make a firm offer.
Gutierrez has three years left to run on his contract at St James Park and would cost in the region of £8m. (Sportingo)
This could be a very wise move. Liverpool could do with some natural width and the recent sacking of Chris Hughton and the proposed appointment of Alan Pardew may well create a vacuum that could lead to some of the Magpies top talents being purchased.
The Argentine international was in inspired form last season as he helped take the St James’ Park side back into the top flight and the 27 year old has done pretty well this term on Premier League duty. The tricky winger has a good footballing brain and can beat a man and knows how to put in telling crosses, a combination of abilities that it appears Hodgson could well do with getting hold of.
Newcastle United fans will be loathed to lose such a quality player but recent events will have created the atmosphere that could well result in just such a deal being done, especially (if reports are accurate) when you take into account that owner Mike Ashley is looking to balance the books with a player sale or two.
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