Gutierrez joins Norwich on loan until the end of the season

The Newcastle United winger has moved to Carrow Road on a temporary deal and manager Chris Hughton feels he will bring some much-needed experience to the Canaries
Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season.

The Argentina international had fallen out of favour at St James' Park this season after suffering a number of injuries, making just two appearances.

The move will see him reunited with former Magpies boss Chris Hughton and he says he is happy to have made the move to Carrow Road.

He told Norwich's official website: “I’m happy to be here. It’s an opportunity for me to get back in the game and to try and do my best for the team.

“Personally I want to do the right things on the pitch and win my place, and then for the team we want to finish as high as we can. It’s a tough league, all the games are difficult, but we have a good opportunity.”

Hughton, meanwhile, says he is thrilled to be able to sign Gutierrez and says he will bring vital experience to the side.

“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," he added.

“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.

“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.”