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Jonas backs Newcastle's bid for Coloccini

Jonas Gutierrez has backed Newcastle United's move for Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini.

"I have played with him for Argentina and against him when I was at Real Mallorca and he played for Depor," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"He is respected in Argentina and in La Liga.

"He's a very good player and now it's good that he is to become a Newcastle player.

"I will be happy to be on his side now and not playing against him as he is one of the toughest opponents I have faced."

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