Picture Gallery: Newcastle star Jonas Gutierrez set to return after cancer all-clear

JONAS Gutierrez has handed Newcastle United a boost with the news he is set to fly back to the North East after getting the cancer all-clear.

In recognition of the Argentine midfielders return we have taken a look through the archives of his time at the club.

RETURN ... Jonas Gutierrez.

RETURN ... Jonas Gutierrez.

Gutierrez 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 at the beginning of December.

Gutierrez said: “The first thing I want to do is just to spend time with the squad.”

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

Enjoy our selection of pictures courtesy of the Press Association and photographers Frank Reid and Peter Berry.