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.