Some worrying words from Jose Enrique this morning, as he says he’s flattered to be attracting interest from some big English clubs.
Jose Enrique – flattered by interest from big clubs
Usually that is a “come and get me” communication to the interested clubs, so it’s a little worrying to hear those words from the Newcastle star left-back today.
This is what Jose said today:
“It is flattering that Liverpool are interested. I’ve also heard that Manchester United and Aston Villa have asked about me,”
“They are both big teams and I’m not closing the door on anyone. I’m ambitious and want to play in the Champions League. I want to win things.”
“I’m OK at Newcastle but I aspire to more.”
I’m OK at Newcastle but aspire to more – what exactly does that mean?
The 25-year-old has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and the conventional wisdom is that he would be a lot more appreciated – for instance would get into the Spain National squad – if he was at a more successful club than Newcastle.
We hope it’s not true, but these are definite signs that Jose would be willing to leave Newcastle United, if one of the big clubs, like Liverpool or Manchester United for example, came after him in the summer.
That’s only one reason why Newcastle should show they are indeed willing to build a top team, that will soon challenge for Europe, before too many of out top players are snapped up by bigger clubs.
We hope that will not be true, but we don’t regard this statement form Jose as being very positive or helpful, at least from a Newcastle viewpoint.
We suppose one solution is for Newcastle to qualify for Europe this season.