Gutierrez keen on Greek move

10 August 2009 03:13
Jonas Gutierrez has admitted he would love the chance to move to Greek champions Olympiakos. The Argentina international's representatives have been approached by Olympiakos about a possible move. Gutierrez, who has failed to live up to expectations on Tyneside since his move from Real Mallorca last summer, is keen to quit relegated Newcastle in the hope of maintaining his international ambitions with Argentina. "On Thursday my agent called me and told me about the interest of Olympiakos," he told Greek-based Sportday. "He told me that he received a call from Olympiakos' people, who asked him if I wanted to play for them. "I told my agent that I wouldn't say no to Olympiakos if they are going to make a good offer to me. "Of course, everything depends on Newcastle. I have four more years contract with the English club and Olympiakos must agree with them first of all. "My agent told me that the upcoming week is going to be crucial. He is expecting a new contact with Olympiakos on Monday. "I know about Olympiakos and that they are a huge club. They are the Boca Juniors or the River Plate of Greece. "For me is a big challenge to play the Champions League. I have a lot of energy in me and I want to make a fantastic season in order to be with my national team in South Africa for the World Cup. "I want to leave Newcastle and go to a club which will give me the chance to fight for this place in my national team. "I believe if I play well in the Champions League then Maradona is going to take a look at me."

Source: SKY_Sports