Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez gets cancer all-clear

ALL CLEAR ... Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez.
ALL CLEAR ... Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez.

NEWCASTLE United winger Jonas Gutierrez has been given the all-clear from cancer.

The 31-year-old revealed in September that he was having treatment following the diagnosis of testicular cancer in his native Argentina.

But he took to Twitter last night to announce, in Spanish: “Today I was given a medical discharge.

“Thank you very much to all who accompanied me at this time, especially my family, my parents, brothers, godmother, friends and @alemaglietti”

Gutierrez then retweeted congratulatory messages from followers, while Newcastle also tweeted their congratulations, posting: “Everyone at #NUFC is delighted to share the news that @elgalgojonas has been discharged from hospital in Argentina #UnitedWithJonas’.”

Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Real Mallorca in July 2008 and became a fans’ favourite when he played a starring role in helping the club win the Championship in his second season in the north-east.

However, he was largely unused by manager Alan Pardew last season, and was allowed to join Norwich on loan for the second half of the campaign, where he made his last league appearance in the Canaries’ 1-0 defeat to West Brom in April.