Home > Sport > Football
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 1:22:01 AM
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 1:22:11 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United's Argentina international midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has joined Norwich City's scrap for Premier League survival after completing a loan deal for the rest of the season.
"He's somebody that will certainly bring experience - he's played close to 200 games for Newcastle so he knows the Premier League very well," said Norwich manager Chris Hughton who worked with the player from when he was in charge at St James' Park.
"He's been in England for five years, so there won't be that settling in period that you would have with some other players. That's important, particularly in January when you need players that can go straight into the squad," Hughton told the Norwich website (www.canaries.co.uk).
"Jonas can play on either flank and in a central position, so he's a very welcome addition and we look forward to working with him."
Gutierrez has played just twice for Newcastle this season, his last appearance coming as a substitute in the 2-1 victory at Cardiff in early October.
Norwich sit three places and two points above the relegation zone after a run of six league games without a win.
(Writing by Justin Palmer, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
Gutierrez thanks fans after flying home for cancer treatment
Argentina's Gutierrez given all clear after cancer
Norwich sign Sweden striker Elmander on loan
Norwich and Newcastle charged over clash
Newcastle sign striker De Jong on loan until end of season
Nani's solo effort helps Sporting rise to second
Lennartsson lands "dream job" at IFK Gothenburg
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Wilshere ruled out for a few games, says Wenger
Aguero treble keeps Manchester City in contention
Peru looking to emerge from dark years - coach
Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to 'stabilise itself'
Underwater robot helps create 3-D map of Antarctica's ice
Egypt’s Sphinx open to visitors again
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)