Newcastle United midfielder confirms he is leaving in the coming weeks

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Danny Guthrie in action for Newcastle United at St.James' Park in 2011

Guthrie - Wants first team football on a consistent basis; not happening at NUFC

If Danny Guthrie’s Twitter account is legit, and it does appear that it is - the Toon midfielder has confirmed that he leaving Newcastle United in the coming weeks, to pursue first team football elsewhere. The centre midfielder, who hasn’t managed a consistent role in the midfield this season is eager to play week in week out, and unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen at Newcastle United. It’s a pity really, because Guthrie is a very decent passer of the ball and has a decent strike on him as well. With Cheik Tioté and Yohan Cabaye the two starting men in the centre of the park, with Haris Vuckic and even the likes of Bradden Inman vying for a go in the first team.

This is what Guthrie had to say:

Massive thank you to all toon fans its been great but I have to be playing first team football, the toon will always be in my heart

Danny was an important member is our nPower Championship winning squad a couple of seasons ago and showed up with some important goals. His thumper at home to Leicester City, and a delicately placed a free-kick against West Brom proved vital goals in our promotion push.

We wish him the very best for the future, and I do expect to see him a regular in a Top 12-14 Premier League side.

As much as Alan would like to keep him for back-up, the player has ambitions of his own and full respect to him for that.

Whether this account is fake I’m not entirely sure, as the official Jonas Gutierrez follows it. Either way, it’s not far from the truth we’d expect.

Are you disappointed we let him go?

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Ardfella: ⏱ 17/05/2012

Another top squad (if not first team player) away. Not good for us. Our team is only as good as the good quality reliable back up we have eg, Guthrie, Ryan Taylor and James Perch.  Bradden Inman? You have to be kidding! (And not convinced about Vuckic either).

Mmcarthy91: ⏱ 17/05/2012

Its fake you muppet *SMH*

Mcilroy1808: ⏱ 17/05/2012

Shame he's going he's done really well when he has played but you understand why he's going. Inman will probs never play at all or us. Vuckic is a talented player just needs a little more time to improve but good future for him. Let's sign a new centre mid now though and push on and not fall back!!

Gazman72: ⏱ 17/05/2012

Danny is on holiday with his family, they were on my flight on Monday, will he be tweeting from his hols?

ToonMag: ⏱ 18/05/2012

With us in Europe he will know squad rotation will be a must so why move on he will get his chances?

Gusto: ⏱ 18/05/2012

don't believe this is Guthrie's twitter, however i do think he is leaving. it's a shame as he's excellent back-up to Tiote and Cabaye... and it's not impossible that one of those two may move this summer. hopefully not!

SweMag: ⏱ 18/05/2012

Real real pitty. To get someone of the quality in you have to pay good money. We are in Europe, FA Cup, League Cup, he would get time on the pitch. Him, Tiote and Cabaye should be rotating. 

Ad: ⏱ 18/05/2012

Not a real twitter account.. Also I like how you think brad inman has a better chance of football that Guthrie ? Where does that come from?!

John: ⏱ 18/05/2012

Slowest player at the club and to slow to play at the top.

multi0312: ⏱ 18/05/2012

No. He is championship player who got lucky