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This rumour seems to have come right out of left field.

Our interest in the Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is a mere footnote in the Evening Chronicle story which suggests that Porto are in pole position to land the Argentinian international. The Portuguese side would be able to offer Gutierrez Champions’ League football. While the article implies that the ball is very much in Newcastle’s court, is Gutierrez likely to stay at St. James’ Park or is any move for the player dependent on Newcastle’s valuation?

It’s the first I’ve seen or heard of any link with Gutierrez.  He came tpo English football as a creative wide player, but failed to make a single assist in a Newcastle shirt all season. We didn’t see that ‘Superman’ celebration either if I recall correctly. Whilst he’d give us genuine width – something we’ve been sorely lacking – would he will be willing to put a good shift in and buy into Roy’s team ethic?

With Spurs interested as well, the likelihood is that he’ll end up elsewhere.