Jonas Gutierrez deserves new Newcastle United contract

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Jonas Gutierrez has been Newcastle United's biggest performer since his miraculous recovery from cancer and Sunday was no different.

He was the star of the show and the saviour of Newcastle in yesterday's 2-0 win over West Ham.

He wore his heart on his sleeve as he always does. Alongside that, he scored the goal to secure the three points for the Magpies. It was a pleasure to watch him play what is more than likely his last every game in black and white.

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It makes me a little bit emotional to know that it was probably his last game but he couldn't have gone out with much more of a bang.

It was an amazing day on Tyneside and one that will be remembered for many years to come by the Geordie.

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Moussa Sissoko has not been good enough

Jonas gave his everything today unlike Moussa Sissoko who once again looked like he didn't want to be there. Sissoko also looks to be heading out of the club but I think that it's more of a blessing that he's leaving rather than a bad thing.

For the past two or three months he has been very poor, but it's not his performances that have annoyed me - it's his attitude.

He looks like he doesn't care when he's playing, his goal celebration today proved that isn't the case but he needs to perform the same way he celebrated today. He could take a leaf out of Jonas' book. 

Gutierrez is undoubtedly the most committed player I have ever seen and his ordeal with cancer proves this. Less than a year after revealing that he was suffering from testicular cancer, he made a fantastic and heart-warming return to St James' Park.

Less than two months later, he scores the goal that secures Newcastle's Premier League status. What a story that is.

That is the kind of heart and determination that you want in your team. Newcastle need to take this into consideration and give him a new contract as soon as possible.

Jonas deserves new deal

A one-year rolling contract would be perfect. He has been without a doubt Newcastle's best player for a month or two now and it would be ludicrous not to offer him a new contract. It's like Aston Villa not offering Christian Benteke a new contract, or Liverpool not offering Steven Gerrard a new contract - oh wait, they didn't. For want of a better word it's just daft. 

Jonas broke onto the scene at Newcastle in the season opener in 2008 when he played an absolute blinder at Old Trafford. Since then he has been very much a fan favourite on Tyneside.

He has since made 187 Newcastle appearances scoring 11 goals, including two goals against Chelsea.

A goal that deflected off his rear end at Stamford Bridge and and then a fantastic header in that magnificent 3-2 victory at St James' Park two seasons ago. He has always been loved in Geordie land and will always be remembered as a true legend of Newcastle United, should he leave right now he would be remembered as a true favourite at St James Park for evermore.

The number 18 is one he has made his own, worn famously below just 'Jonas' because Gutierrez says 'I like my name.' I would love to see him stay but I just can't see it happening. If not as a player then I would love to see him return to Newcastle in some capacity, he would make an amazing coach.

He would be an amazing motivator for the team. They could have done with that this season in some of the games, especially the two derby games. 

Sunday was magnificent for Newcastle and he was the key to it all. What a day, what a game, what a man.

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