Gutierrez returning to Newcastle after cancer all-clear

Jonas Gutierrez.

Jonas Gutierrez.

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JONAS Gutierrez has revealed he is set to return to Newcastle United last month.

The Argentine midfielder has been battling cancer, but was given the all-clear by doctors after undergoing chemotherapy.

Now, the 31-year-old says he is looking forward to meet up with his Toon team-mates again.

Gutierrez said: “I spent so many years with the club and I’m flying back at the beginning of December.

“It’s something I’m really looking forward to, and I’ll see how I feel once I arrived. The first thing I want to do is just to spent time with the squad.

“I want to thank the supporters from England. I appreciate all the messages. You gave me the power to beat this cancer. Thank you very much.”

Gutierrez was speaking after being awarded the Outstanding Sports Personality by the Buenos Aires City legislature,