Big Clubs Keen To Sign Newcastle’s Brilliant Jose Enrique


We don’t know if the news is true or not, but there are reports appearing that Manchester United, and some other top clubs, are keen on Newcastle’s Jose Enrique.

Jose Enrique – celebrating the only goal he’s ever scored for Newcastle

And Manchester United are not the only club said to be in for Jose, but Bayern Munich and Monoco are also listed in the reports currently  making the rounds.

Jose is one of two Newcastle players who Alan Pardew has asked the club hierarchy to sign up on long term deals, and it looks like those negotiations have already started.

Pardew also said last week that the club had received substantial offers for some of their top players, so maybe the Red Devils have already had a bid turned down by Newcastle, for the Spanish U21 left back.

Since Jose arrived on Tyneside in the summer of 2007 for £6.2M from Villareal, he has improved in every single season, and this season is no exception.

Jose is currently playing the best football of his career, and he’s a huge miss to the side when he’s not playing, and now we all know why his nickname in Spain was The Bull.

He’s certainly hard to tame on a football field, that’s for sure.

His charges up the left wing, and also up the middle of the pitch, are just a joy to watch, as opposing defenders cannot get the ball off him, he is just so strong and powerful on the ball.

But Jose is not only a good attacking full-back, as he’s also improved his defensive play as well, and not many wingers get past the Newcastle left-back these days.

It seems that clubs have already been in for Joey Barton and Andy Carroll, and it wouldn’t surprise us if Jose has been targeted, and maybe by Manchester United.

But we’d be very very surprised if Jose is going anywhere, since like Andy and Joey – he’s already clearly stated his intention to see out his playing days on Tyneside, and we believe that’s just exactly what he will do.

Of course the reports about Jose are saying he’s thinking of leaving, because the big clubs are in for him.

But Jose also knows that not too long ago, Newcastle were a top four club, and he can help Newcastle become great again – and we fully expect the 23 year old to sign a new contract and stay on Tyneside.

For the record, Jose is now 24, and has played 114 times for Newcastle with – yes – that one goal, when everybody went crazy at St. James’ Park, including Jose, and is shown at the top of this article.

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210 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #1

    If he leaves I think I might cry. No, I will cry.

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  • G

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #2

    This rumour was going round last week. According to an old Army mate based in Germany, he was allegedly having a medical at Bayern Munich last week, although he did concede that the source was the German equivalent of the Daily Star (Anybody know what the German translation is for ‘here are some more pictures of Jordan’?).

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  • sweendog

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #3

    6 mill is being quoted .. at least double that ..irreplaceable

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  • G

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #4

    sweendog @ 3, given the inflated prices being bandied about for some of the leagues most average players, I would have to say at least quadruple that figure mate. Even then, I wouldn’t sell.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #5

    No chance of Enrique leaving. unless Spurs wanna trade for Bale

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  • Oba

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Where are these reports?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #7

    He offers so much for a left back. If Kolorov at citeh cost 18mill then enrique needs to go for that much.

    Fantastic left back, best in the league this season for sure.

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  • joseismyhero

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Genuinely i believe he is the best left back in the world and his age………
    I would sell him for 25-30 please tell me if you think that is obscene concerning the current market…
    And whilst we are on the topic of selling our best how much would you want for wor cheick

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  • jj

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Hes our best player FACT i wouldnt want him to go for anything or anyone, not even Bale, we must keep him, carroll and tiote and see how much they improve in a few yrs they will b amazing.

    When you look at us sometimes we look better than ive seen in a long time and our defence is much much better than ive ever witnessed, i genuinely believe were only a few top class players short of a top four team…if only ashley could see it

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Clubs are sniffing because he’s only got 18 month on his contract to go.

    He’s one of the best full backs in europe and Ash has to keep him and Barton. It’s absolutely vital.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Jose is a true Geordie and will never leave NUFC. But will the fat man sell him for 15 million? Er er yes. Fat twat. Why? Coz its 15 mil in the fat man’s wallet. Simples. Freddie Shepherd seems like a God now. Sod off fat man.

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  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #12

    “I don’t care about Sunderland. Even if the newspapers said Chelsea, I wouldn’t care. I worry for my team – I love the city, I love the club and I don’t care about signing for another team.” — José Enrique

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Jose is the best left back in the world!!

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #14

    I have a bad feeling about this…at the end of the day Enrique is ambitious and is gonna want to play champions league. Unfortunately with two of the biggest clubs in the world on your radar there’s only one outcome….he’ll be gone in the summer.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #15

    jj
    Jose is good but get real. Bale is the best full back in the world and scores for fun. A hat-trick away to Inter as a full back. Come on man.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #16

    jose is best left bk in the world and jimiley bale dosent play left bk for spurs he plays left wing

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #17

    He must be signed up along with Barton, as has been said we have a strong nucleus of players, about 8 in my view.
    We are about to unload Routledge to QPR although there seems to be a hold up, I wonder if they may be working on a loan back deal for Taarabt, who can play up front or out wide on the wing.
    That might explain the SWP stories as he could be purchased /loaned for the rest of this season to provide deep crosses.
    We would then be in a position to rely on our development squad with Vuckic, Ranger, Ferguson and Kadar not far from being integrated into our main squad.

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  • MykToonFan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Bale plays on the left wing, and was on the wing against Inter.

    As a full-back, he’s pretty average to be honest. Doesn’t have the natural positional sense.

    World class winger though.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #19

    we need to tie him down to new contract hes made no secret of how much he loves it here

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #20

    jimiley yer a cock…. name 1 layer Ashley has sold who didn’t want to leave you gimp!!! yer can’t because it hasn’t happened & won’t… you should think about changing the fraking record because this one is seriously getting boring now!!!

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Errrr Bale isn’t a full back, he’s a winger. “The best full back in the world” would need to be able to defend and tackle, something Bale can’t do, he is one of the best left wingers in the world though.

    Ashley Cole is he best left back in the world imo, but Jose is up there too.

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  • joseismyhero

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #22

    My only concern with enrique is firstly i dont believe he would leave to go to another english team, but spain is another proposition…..
    and if yo get a madrid or a barca calling we may be powerless

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Thump
    Nice comments from Jose until Real/Barcelona come calling, quadruple his wages and offer a Champions League Final. No contest against a club guaranteed to win nothing. And the fat man as owner. Guaranteed to spend nowt. Ambition zero.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #24

    soliadback ya ryt ashly has never sold a player who didnt want to leave n 6m for jose dont make laugh hes worth at least 25mill

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  • Toon XI

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Losing El Toro would devastating to our back line.

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #26

    The biggest thing i can see and the reasons we won’t sell him i hope.
    1) i don’t think he wants to go
    2) we don’t have any cover for him so how could he be sold on

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Solaidback
    Change of record. Love the fat man. Best owner we have ever had.Loves the Toon. Knobhead.

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #28

    I genuinely believe he is the best left back in the world, name someone who is better than him?

    If we had him tied down I wouldnt sell him for £30 million. Problem is he’s got 18 months on his deal, so we need to get him to sign a new contract fast, even if that means giving him a pay-rise to put him on Barton-like money.

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  • Golden

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #29

    I had to register just to say Jose is amazing!!!
    I believe if we get a couple more quality players in we could be right up there as i think we have a great group of players atm and the prem is as open as its ever been.

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  • free giveaways

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah Bent kept saying he loved sunderland. If a champions league club bid and quadruple his wages I’m afraid he’ll probably go.

    He said on his Twitter page “I’d like to stay in newcastle for the rest of my career but you never know with this president.” He knows what Ashley is like.

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #31

    He ain’t going anywhere for 2 reasons, 1) Ashley isn’t selling anyone who doesn’t want to go 2)And if he did want to go, Ashley doesn’t have to sell him, as he’s still got 18 months on his contract!! lol

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #32

    At the start of next season Enrique has 12 months left on his contract and would have been suitably unsettled by Ferguson and whoever else…so £6 million might be as much as we could get for him….his contract should have been sorted at the beginning of this season.

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #33

    jimiley – see, you can stop being a cock sometime, tho I suppose it’s not natural for you is it 😉

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh FFS. Suddenly he’s the best in the world!?
    He’s my favourite toon player, and I honestly think him and Baines have been miles ahead of the rest this season IN THIS LEAGUE.

    None of yees are qualified to say he’s the best in the world as you don’t watch the bundesliga, serie a, la ligue, etc. etc. every week.

    Also bale WAS a wing back at southampton, so has been pushed forward over past couple seasons.

    Also Ed, are you now given to just reproducing baseless stories from every single newsnow story? This came from another blog, which is just as whimsical as yours, talk about milking the cow dry. Ed, can you not show some modicum of self-restraint just once as an experiment?

    God Bless Amercia! Howdy doody! Yeeeehaaa

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #35

    my concern here is that newcastle have a wage cap..& when newcastle offers him 5year deal – 45k/week..& Man U, Bayern, Barca or Real offers him 5 year deal – 110 k/week..

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Ashley will not sell anybody who does not want to leave. How screwed up are some people? Some nutter offers 10 million for Alan Smith. Smudger wants to stay. Are you seriously telling me the fat man will not sell?

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  • balubas1

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Jose and Barton should be nailed down on long contracts A.S.A.P

    None of them are replaceable. We will NEVER get players that are equal or better until we are a top flight club again. And that might be a lloooooooong time ahead of now.

    The only reason we got Barton in the 1st place was because he was a complete a**.

    Enrique is different. He developed as a player here and is a solid fans favourite. He should be offered terms that will make him stay.

    These two are absolute cornerstones in order for us to proceed our good run in the PL.

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  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #38

    @jimiley: He said that after we went down. Who was it who stayed?

    Put down your scythe before you type mate.

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  • balubas1

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #39

    jimiley.

    you are the lamest poster i have ever seen in my whole life.

    ive never seen you post anything even decent on this blog.

    now theres a challenge for ya!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 19, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Didn’t Ashley sell Milner and he didn’t want to leave!

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