Norwich have confirmed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on loan until June 30.
The 30-year-old effectively took his leave of the Magpies over the weekend when he posted a series of farewell messages on his personal Twitter account suggesting that his time at the club was over.
Gutierrez will link-up once again with Norwich manager Chris Hughton, who was in charge at St James' Park between June 2009 and December 2010, as he led the Magpies out of the Championship and back into the top flight.
After completing the move, the Argentine told the Norwich 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.”
On the deal, Hughton commented: “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’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.”