Watch for a number of deals for Newcastle players to at least be placed, in the waning days of the transfer window.
Jose Enrique – could be on his way before next Tuesday
One reason is that clubs hope they will have Newcastle over a barrel, and the more they can wait the better for them.
And today there is news that Spanish club Atletico Madrid are hoping to sign our 23 year-old left back Jose Enrique – in a cut-price £3 million deal as Newcastle look to cut their wage bill.
That’s less than half we paid Villareal for the player two years ago, and the Spaniard is also said to be wanted by Real Zaragoza, but only on a loan deal.
And you can hardly blame Jose if he’s moved out – he will not have any choice, as Steven Taylor may yet find out before next Tuesday.
Whatever happens before this Sunday, you can expect some deals to be done for Newcastle players in the wink of an eye before next Tuesday at 5:00 pm, when the transfer window closes.
It will be good next Wednesday to weigh up exactly who we’ve been left with in the squad, and we can be almost certain, it will not be from any planning in the Newcastle boardroom.
They will probably be checking when the end of the transfer window is at that time – but that’s only if they continue their ineptitude that’s lasted 14 weeks.
If there’s ever been a worse-run club than Newcastle these last 12 months, we’d like to know about it.
The only hope we have is that we qualify for some emergency loan deals, based on the complete ineptitude of our owner. Surely that qualifies?
And of course we have to remember free agents like Peter Lovenkrands can be signed at any time, including after the end of the deadline.
But we may even miss out on Peter, since no deal has yet been put to the player, who has said, like Sol Campbell before him, that he wants to sign for the club.
We’d like to keep Jose Enrique at the club, and of course we’ve never ever had a back up for him since, he’s been at the club.
But maybe that will force Newcastle to buy a left back – if Enrique is sold – but there again maybe not.
If you think this article is cynical – you’re right – we have lost all confidence we ever had in Ashley and LLambias.
Having worked in big business with IBM, and been personally involved in some takeovers – we just cannot believe the nonsense that’s been going on these last 14 weeks on Tyneside.
If Ashley ran Sports Direct like he’s run Newcastle, the retail company would have been bankrupt long ago.
If Mike stays, that will be a complete nightmare – if Moat buys the club that will be very worrisome because of his lack of funds.
Take your choice.
The only good news is that we’ll know most things within 8 days.