Barca talk has Jonas dreaming

21 August 2009 08:39
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Jonas Gutierrez is flattered to be linked with a move to Barcelona, but remains focused on Newcastle for now.

Reports suggest the Argentine winger is a target for Spanish giants Barca as they look to add depth to their squad.

The 26-year-old would be open to such a switch after tasting relegation heartache with Newcastle last season.

With the 2010 World Cup weighing heavy on the minds of many players this term, a switch to one of Europe's top divisions would also be in Gutierrez's best interests.

He accepts as much, and admits he would be foolish to shun a move to Barca, but insists he is happy to help the Magpies' promotion push until informed otherwise.

"The truth is they (Barcelona) are a great team. They already demonstrated this last season by winning everything," he said.

"For one, to be part of a great team is always a dream, to play with great players. But, right now it is something I try not to think about. I'm only thinking of Newcastle. But obviously, to play there is a dream for any player.

He added: "They are a club who are doing things very well, they have great players and any player would like to play for this team."

Source: SKY_Sports