It could be that a bidding war is brewing for Newcastle’s top left-back Jose Enrique.
Jose Enrique - has been great for Newcastle
Let’s be clear from the start, that we would love for Jose to stay on Tyneside, because he’s a good player and been very loyal to the club in his nearly four years on Tyneside, and he always gives 100% when he pulls on the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle.
However, if the Spaniard wants to leave, we’ll be honest and say we’d like nothing better than a bidding war to develop between the interested club, who are currently said to be Liverpool, Bayern Much and AC Milan, although there may be others enter the fray.
According to reports in Germany today, Newcastle have received an official bid from German Champions Bayern Munich for Jose, who is now 25 years old.
Jose has only 14 months left on his five year contract, and he was signed by then manager Sam Allardyce in August of 2007 for £6.2M from Villareal, and after a difficult first season, Jose has turned out to be a terrific buy for the club.
The German reports don’t know exactly how much has been bid for the player, but are reporting it’s definitely in excess of the £9M Liverpool have said to have offered for the player.
There are different amounts being touted around in terms of the fee, and Liverpool legend Phil Thompson a couple of weeks ago said Liverpool would pay £15M for Enrique, but that seems a lot of money for a player with just over a year of his contract left – but we’ll take it.
As we said, we hope Jose stays on Tyneside, and there’s still a chance he will do just that, but if he does leave, let’s make sure Newcastle get as much as they can for him, and invest that money in this summer’s transfer market, in terms of fees and wages for players who are coming to Tyneside.