Liverpool Now Target Jose Enrique In Summer

There is news in the Daily Mirror today that Liverpool will bid for Newcastle United full-back Jose Enrique in the summer.

Jose Enrique – one of Newcastle’s best players

Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli watched Enrique at the weekend at Blackburn, and of course Jose was far and away the best player on the field, and no doubt Comolli will have left very impressed.

Currently England right-back Glen Johnson is playing in the left back position,  but manager Dalglish will want a top left back for next season, and it looks again like he will raid his old club, Newcastle United.

Enrique was signed for £6.2M by Sam Allardcye from Villarreal in August of 2007, and although the first season was a tough one, Jose has improved every season since, and is now one of Newcatsle’s top players, and having his best ever season on Tyneside.

The question with Newcastle is going to be if they will let the player leave in the summer, but no doubt Liverpool will let it be known to the player how much they are willing to pay him in wages, if he does move to Liverpool.

That ploy worked well with Andy Carroll, and no doubt Liverpool will use the same ploy sometime in the summer.

And it seems that every player has his price at Newcastle, and as shown by the Carroll transfer,  Liverpool are not short of money so who knows what fee would have Newcastle sell Enrique – maybe £25M?

But as Alan Pardew has so rightly said, if we keep selling our very best players, when will we ever have a good team? When indeed – and the answer is  – no time soon.

It will be interesting to see if Jose signs a new deal at Newcastle before the summer, because even if he doesn’t stay on Tyneside, a newly signed 5 year contract will raise his transfer fee.

At the moment his contract runs out a year come June, and he could therefore go for a reduced price in the summer.

So if Jose does sign a new deal before June, let’s not raise our hopes too much, because he could still go in the summer.

It just depends on what ridiculous money Liverpool are willing to pay for the Spaniard.

Let’s be honest – if  another  ridiculous bid comes in – he’s gone.

Then we would all wonder if Patrick van Aanholt was available from Chelsea.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    I thought Jose only had less than 18 months left on his contract? If so, it will take a damn sight less than 25m to sign him. Lets hope that I am wrong on this one.

  • cyprus

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Jose, please stay, we’ll do better than Liverpool next year 🙂 Think about it: Ben Arfa, your friend Jonas, Colo, an adoring crowd and a shiny new expensive hispanic striker…
    And MA, u need to pay competitive salaries for the best. It’s that simple.

  • munch27

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Liverool Spurs etc they make me sick don’t they have scouts F***in SCUM.

  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    He’s supposedly said he won’t commit ’til he knows we’re safe.

    Jose knows that’s meaningless as he could always commit with a get-out clause to cover the remote possibilty of relegation.

    His head’s trunied already, I’ve no doubt about that and the sooner this darned unethical discreet tapping up ends, the better.

  • Selbymag

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    As per G@1 with 18 months left on his contract you are going to be looking £10-£12m tops.
    So even if its hollow promises Jose needs to sign a 5 year contract to maximise his value.

  • hitman

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    why would he go to a club living on past glories,when he could go to a top 4 club

  • daneevz

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Roses ain’t black, violets ain’t white, so glad I’m a Geordie, not that red and white shite!!!

  • curmon

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    He will go to MANU.

  • Burni

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    I’ve just been having this conversation with one of my work colleagues and I think he will sit down for talks when he knows were safe I really do. I also think that Ashley has 35MILLION POUNDS in the bank to offer in wages…. I think he will say, name ur price mate! and hopefully will with all the other CORE players. I just hope come the end of summer weve still got all our best players coz these last few years have been a REAL roller coaster and unless the ride gets a bit steadier, I want off 🙁

  • toonoholic

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #10

    i hate liverpool

  • Brutooon

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #11

    if liverFOOL over 30 million, Mike Ashley wil accept it

  • Sav

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybehis decision is as much to do with seeing the club’s behaviour and ambition over Carroll which is making him think twice. Perhapsd when all 35 million gets spent on new playmates, Jose will sign. He’s probably as underwhelmed as most of us fans by the ‘and that includes wages’ clause they mumbled at the end.

  • i Toon

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    This means Jose has no plans on staying 🙁

  • ende

    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #14

    We have to hold on to good players if we want to have a good team.

  • Oleg G

    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Listen to me. Be negative, it is the best thing. After we sold antonio carlos or whatever his name is for 35M, I became a pasimist.

    We will sell Tiote, HBA, and Jose in the summer.
    And then if we don’t sell all three, I will be happy.

    Of course I am afraid they will be sold, but this is our reality right now.

  • danuneek

    Feb 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Enrique is by far my favourite player and probably the best player at the club. If he goes I’m going to be gutted. More so than Carroll.

    I too am fed up with the top clubs steeling everybody’s best players. We need to keep him beyond the summer after which the new transfer rules will have been introduced and everybody can F*** OFF!.

  • shamsoftabriz

    Feb 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #17

    All of this hand-wringing about whether or not Tiote or Jose or whomever else will stay when they’re coveted by a “bigger club” is meaningless. The only story we should care about once we ensure our safety in the Premier League is getting an owner with integrity and deep pockets to turn Newcastle into a buyer rather than a seller. Until we become a destination rather than a way-station, all else is moot. We have to be a bigger club. That will never happen under Mike Ashley.

  • henock1989

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #18

    sell him for 20-25 mill and get bains


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