Following his recent return to football after his successful battle against cancer, Jonas Gutierrez is itching to play first-team football again. And, if reports in The Chronicle are to be believed, his much-anticipated return may well be realized not at St James’ but rather at recently-linked Championship club, Sheffield Wednesday.
The Argentine midfielder was apparently watched by Sheffield Wednesday scouts during the U21s outing against Bolton reserves on Tuesday; and his stunning 30 yard pile-driver would have done a lot in impressing the onlooking scouts.
The much-loved Newcastle winger has recently been expressing his desire to once again don the black and white stripes of Newcastle:
‘I have played in a World Cup but if I play again for Newcastle then that will be the best moment of my career. To get back after the cancer and chemotherapy, to put all that behind me, would be a huge moment. I feel really good, maybe in two weeks I will be at 100%.’
However, whether this will happen is another question. He wasn’t getting a great amount of game time before announcing the terrible news of his cancer in September, and many have suggested he was on his way out of the club anyway. Personally, I would love to see Jonas given another chance at Newcastle, and I’m sure Carver, when the time is right, will offer him that opportunity.
However, until then, it may well be a good idea for him to get some competitive game time under his belt – and Sheffield Wednesday would be a good place to do just that.
It’s said they will be back for next week’s reserve Cup game against Blackburn Rovers, and if he impresses then they may make an offer to take him on loan, and give him the first team action he craves to get back into top shape and form.