Last night Jonas Gutierrez revealed that he was “Healthy and ready” and that it was now “a board decision.” whether or not he plays for the Newcastle first team again.
The Argentinian midfielder has been training with the U21′s team since undergoing treatment and defeating testicular cancer.
He recently told Sky Sports News
“My treatment has finished and I’m training with the team.
“I’m so proud to be back, they have always supported me since my illness and Newcastle have always given me support.
“They stayed with me through a hard moment of my life; my team-mates send me messages and call me to ask how the treatment is going. I was so pleased to get those calls and those messages.
“The treatment was hard. The chemotherapy is a hard treatment but I have a lot of power from the fans and from my team-mates, they always support me.”
Despite Jonas revealing that’s he’s ready to be involved with the senior squad the final decision will lie in the hands of Head Coach John Carver, his assistants and the Newcastle boardroom.
A final appearance at St James’ Park in front of 52 thousand inspired Geordies for the midfielder would be the perfect ending to his tough journey over the last year.
Gutierrez has touched the hearts of those on Tyneside and continues to update fans along the way via his personal Twitter account.
If the club decide against fulfilling Jonas’ wish then I feel that a Charity / Testimonial match should certainly be arranged at the end of the season to give him the perfect send off and the opportunity for Newcastle fans to say their final goodbye to the honorary Geordie, as well as raising money for the charities chosen.
A perfect game would be two teams hand-picked by Jonas , an Argentina XI v a Newcastle XI, with him appearing for both sides.
Gutierrez has played along side some world class players throughout his time including Lionel Messi, Xavier Mascherano and Leon Best.
This Charity match would be extremely high profile and raise a large sum of money and publicity for the charities involved as St James’ Park would without a shadow of a doubt be a complete sell out with fans from across the country and world to show their respect for the winger.
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