Jonas Gutierrez: I have testicular cancer

CANCER ... Gutierrez.
CANCER ... Gutierrez.

NEWCASTLE United star Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has testicular cancer.

The midfielder in an interview in his native Argentina, says he had a testicle removed after discovering a tumour.

Now the player, who went on loan to Norwich last season, is recuperating in Argentina after undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

In an interview with TyC Sports he said: “I detected a tumor in a testicle . When I confirmed the cancer, I went home crying.

“I came here and I assumed the costs despite having a contract with Newscastle. Money is not important.What is important is the health. I had to start chemotherapy . “I had the operation in Argentina, I removed the left testicle. I returned to England and Newcastle told me to leave.”