Bayern Munich Ready to Bid £13.5M For Newcastle Player


Newcastle will try to keep Jose Enrique at Newcastle in the summer, but if some big bids come in for the player he may go the same of Andy Carroll – out of the club.



There is news today, and it’s originating from the Spanish press, that Bayern Munich are the latest club to be interested in top  Newcastle defender Jose Enrique.

That’s another club in the European Champions League every season, and that could be a draw to Jose, who is obviously an ambitious lad.

Jose says he will negotiate a new deal with Newcastle, but only when Newcastle are safe from relegation, which could be a good few weeks off, depending on how long Newcastle take to garner the 6 or so points they need to ensure survival.

Enrique’s current Newcastle deal will expire a year come June, and the left-back has already been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and AC Milan, with AC Milan being reported ready to bid £10M for the player.

But the big news to us today is that the German club are reported ready to bid £13.5M for Jose.

Of course that may well be a made-up figure, but the higher the bidding actually goes for Jose this summer, the more chance Newcastle have of selling the Spaniard.

We’re not saying that’s a good thing, but that’s the way of  things at Newcastle United these days – every single player has their price.

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52 comments so far

  • danuneek

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    I love Enrique, he’s my favourite player and probably our best player.

    However, if he chooses not to sign a new contract I feel £13.5m is a very good price with a years contract left. With so many reported interested parties perhaps a bidding war may begin.

    If Enrique leaves I will continue to support him, I can’t really blame him if he did want to leave. He’s the type of player that would leave for footballing reasons as opposed to financial.

    With £13.5m we could easily find a decent replacement. Baines perhaps. Though Liverpool are interested, I can’t see him moving to Evertons enemy.

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m sure I speak for most fans of the toon when I say that we would much rather he stayed, but lets be honest here, 13.5m for a player with a year left on his contract isn’t bad money, however, it still leaves us with a significant gap to fill at left back. Also, if he did leave, I would far rather he left us for another league in Europe than end up wearing the colours of a Premier League club (assuming we are still here?). If he does want to leave then fair play, but at least have the decency than to play for a foreign team Jose.

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  • Jezza

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    There is no doubt Enrique will be sold in the Summer, every Newcastle player is for sale at the right price. It really doesn’t matter how much we get for him, £3.5 million or £13.5 million because the money will go the same was as the £35 million Carroll money…straight into the FCB’s pocket, never to be seen again.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    £13,5 million now. Imagine what it will be on 31st August.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    unanimous – take the money & plan now for a replacement

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with you G regarding leaving for a foreign team only…i would even prefer it if we accepted a lower fee for him to join a foreign outfit than remain in the EPL. At the end of the day we have to be realistic and accept that one of our best players is going to leave due to the huge lack of ambition shown by NUFC. If the board were serious about shaping a squad that challenges for honours year in year out we would be doing our utmost to keep quality players like Enrique and building the team around him and Tiote.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Take it as long as that & the £35m for Carroll is spent on the team

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  • Singing in Toon

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Lads quick question…looking to buy two tickets online for the wolves match.

    This would be first time buying so would i be able to get them?

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #9

    good artical in the telegraph today fearuring england strike force of rooney & carroll – I think they will complement each other well & are potentialy a world class strike force – good luck to them!
    unless of course they fall out – in which case I’II have £10 on carroll to be left standing

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #11

    ADEL Taarabt insists he will stay at Loftus Road as long as Neil Warnock remains boss. – shame, I thought we stood a good chance of getting him (routledge part exchange)

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    £7 million and Schweinsteiger.

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Sell, as long as its not to liverpool, manu, etc. Get arthur boka or taiwo to replace him

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    GeordieGerman – what makes you think we would ever get the schwein? he is one of their key players

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Geordie german….or just swap him for a decent manager like Van Gaal.

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  • Partizan

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    9 mill + Diego Contento(LB) and its a done deal

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Any of the club outside England should be fine for me for enrique to move

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #18

    GG that is about exactly right. For that deal I would gladly let him go.

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Partizan- contento is prob a few years from being prem standard. we ned someone who can step right in. anybody seen him play? Geordie German?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #20

    BergenVikingToon85, I suppose it depends how desperate BM are for Enrique. But other than that it’s just wishful thinking.

    Shot Bru, Uli Hoeness is not happy with Louis van Gaal and second place so he will probably be out at the end of the season. Not happy with second position… ! Jeez.

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  • Solaidback

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Jezza // Mar 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    There is no doubt Enrique will be sold in the Summer, every Newcastle player is for sale at the right price. It really doesn’t matter how much we get for him, £3.5 million or £13.5 million because the money will go the same was as the £35 million Carroll money…straight into the FCB’s pocket, never to be seen again.
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    So where’s your proof that the £35m from the Carroll sale went into Ashleys pcoekst/account & not into the club account???

    You’re so full of bull, its dripping our yer ears fella….

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #22

    BergenVikingToon85, I don’t really follow the Bundesliga, only what my son tells me or who my son tells me to watch.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Jezza @ 3 – hear,hear! Gordonsouth @ 7 – cloud cuckoo land!

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Solaidback has a point. Looking at last years accounts, and MA so far hasn’t taken a single penny out of the club yet, however, he has invested quite a lot and saved quite a few overheads. Next years accounts should make interesting reading, but I wouldn’t expect to see then until near Feb at the earliest. Our long term liabilities will all be the money we owe MA. Lets hope it isn’t too mercenary on the repayments front.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Solaidback – if we’re being personal, read properly what Pardew told you about the £35m you prick. It will be reinvested in the club. This does NOT MEAN it will be spent on transfer fees. Are you another one who only hears what they want they want to hear, instead of what is actually being said?

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  • Davies

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Jezza – The money the club gets for the sale of players goes to the club, not to Ashley. The only way he could get the Carroll cash would be to reclaim the money the club owes him (which he hasn’t yet), or to take it as a dividend, which will cost him 30% (about £10m), so I doubt he’ll do it.

    Do you get it?

    It’s the club’s money, not Ashley’s.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #27

    This arguing about the money is a waste of time. Nobody knows anything or will know anything till summer/August 31st.

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  • Davies

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #28

    I though Pardew said that the Carroll money (every penny) will be reinvested in the squad, not the club. That means transfer fees and wages, right?

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  • stevep

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #29

    @11 – cool, lets sack Pardew get Warnock in as manager and bring in Trabatt

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #30

    One thing is certain. Ashley did say the money will be invested in the club. He did not say. The money will go into my pocket.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Davies – wages, increased contracts, insurance premiums, vat, agents fees, etc. Buy one player for £10m, on 4 year deal at £50,000 a week, that’s £20m spent, plus the add ons listed previously, and not much left out of £35m.

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  • The Power Ranger

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Well, put it this way. Carroll isn’t anywhere near 3 times better than Jose? I would want at least 16/17 mill for him considering he only has a year left on contract.

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  • Jezza

    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Solaidback, Davies

    The club is owned by St James’s Holdings. The FCB owns St James’s Holdings so therefore any money that comes into the club is the FCB’s money. I own a business myself, money generated by my business is paid into the company account, I am the owner and signatory of the company account and therefore have access to any money in that account and can draw on it and do what I like with it at any time. I know how it works, it will be excatly the same at Newcastle United but on a much larger scale.

    Funny how I’m the one accussed of being full of bull when there are people here who reckon Newcastle United will be signing players like Sebastian Schweinsteiger.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Davies – how do we know that the FCB isn’t taking money as part repayment of loans? Wait till the next accounts. Also, nearly every franchise that the club owned, such as car parking, banqueting, catering, security, etc., has been sold over the last 3 years. Where is that money? Just reading that Pardew’s win ratio of under 29% is the lowest since the days of Bill McGarry.

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  • Jezza

    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieGerman

    “One thing is certain. Ashley did say the money will be invested in the club. He did not say. The money will go into my pocket.”

    It doesn’t mean it’s true because the FCB? The FCB has been proven to be a liar time and time again, not least of which in a court of law.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Jezza – I’m firmly in your corner. I’m afraid that some on here have no idea how the club is run, and listen to all the crap that comes out of SJP on injuries and everything else. They seem to forget that Lambsarse, and Ashley are self confessed liars, who have dragged this club’s reputation in the game into the gutter.

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  • The Leazus End

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #37

    rather than discussing the comings and goings of players in the summer and is the FCB any good for the club. the fans should be concentrating on suppoting the team, cos i think this season is probably the most important 1 of the lot.
    at the end of the day we will never know what makes ashley and his cronies tick, but one things for sure we need to back the team to the hilt against wolves and make sure we win

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  • The Leazus End

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #38

    ED what ever happened to the thumbs up and thumbs down icons so we coud agree or disagree on the blogs comments

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  • gorskino10

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #39

    How can they be ready to buy Jose if they dont even have a manager yet for next season?

    Anyway its simply if we start selling more and more of our best players guess where we are destined, for relegation.
    Losing Jose who tbh apart from Carrol last season was the 2nd best player for us, we cannot afford to lose our best 2 players end of? Look at Sampdoria they sold Pazzini and Cassano 2 best players @ Samp and one of the best attacking force in the Italian league, they only just sold them in Jan and look they are nearing relegation, with lack of goals the are struggling just like us, also they have a stupid chariman who has ruined the club much like us. if they survive this season (which they probs will like us) NEXT season will be a big test for them. and us, if we sell over the next window our better players, Barton/Nolan etc. will leave too and this will make us a relegation candidate.

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  • dave 1961

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Ashley has taken £1,000,000 out of the club a part of a £10,ooo,ooo short term loan he made. also the club paid for the sports direct advertising at the ground, about £50,000 so to make out that he has never taken anything out is incorrect.

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