It seems that top clubs are queuing up to sign Newcastle United left-back, Jose Enrique, in the summer.
Jose Enrique – in action at Blackpool yesterday
And the latest club to be once again linked with him are German Champions Bayern Munich, who are said to be ready to join Liverpool and AC Milan in the battle to sign Jose Enrique.
There is news this morning that Joey Barton is very likely to sign a three year extension to stay at Newcastle, and Kevin Nolan is also said to be close to signing a new long term deal at Newcastle, but it could be that Jose Enrique will be on his bike in the summer.
Liverpool have been reported to be in the lead position to sign Jose, but if he is to leave Newcastle, then we have to hope there will be an auction for him in the summer, that will push up the transfer fee.
Apparently, Bayern have a £100M transfer kitty for this summer, and have made Enrique one of their priority targets.
Jose has one year left of his contract, which runs out in14 months time, and if he does leave Newcastle will want a big fee for one of their top players.
Apparently, club officials from Bayern were at a packed St James’ Park on Tuesday night, to watch Enrique in Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with league leaders Manchester United.
Alan Pardew is still hopeful that Jose will elect to stay on Tyneside, and sing a new deal, and since Newcastle are now clear of any relegation trouble, then negotiations presumably will start with Newcastle.
But the fact Newcastle have been linked with a number of left backs in the transfer market in recent weeks, suggests that Jose may indeed be on his way in the summer.