The news at Newcastle is that they are resigned to losing Jose Enrique in the summer.
Jose Enrique – wants to leave Newcastle this summer?
We know that Liverpool and AC Milan has been interested in acquiring the Spanish U21 left-back, but one thing that concerned us with Jose, is that he would go on the cheap since he has just one year left on his contract in the summer.
So the news today that AC Milan are ready to bid £10M for the left-back may be some good news.
Jose has resisted in signing a new contract on Tyneside, and the official line is that he will not negotiate until Newcastle are safe in the Premier league.
But that seems to be only a ply to delay the negotiations, and it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle are negotiating right now with AC Milan to sell the 25 year-old, who seems to want to leave Newcastle for pastures anew.
If the news is accurate and Jose is wanting to leave then so be it, but Newcastle should play hardball and they seem good at that, and try to get as a big a fee as possible for the impressive Spaniard.
Hopefully, they will then use that money in the summer for a suitable replacement, but whether that will happen and Mike Ashley will reinvest the cash – we have no idea.
The news out of Italy today is that AC Milan are impressed with the Spaniard’s performances this season, and that’s not surprising, and they want to beat Liverpool to the player by offering Newcastle £10M.
If Jose wants to stay on Tyneside we would be delighted, but if he really wants to move on, we don’t think the club will stand in his way.
We only want players on Tyneside who want to be at Newcastle, and we have to admit that Jose has been great for Newcastle over the last four seasons.
And even if Jose leaves, the Bull will still be fondly remembered by Newcastle fans for his all-out and gutsy displays for the Magpies.