There was some good news for Newcastle fans even before the display at Stamford Bridge yesterday, that gained Newcastle an unexpected point.
Jose Enrique - doing Spanish National dance with Torres yesterday
The local Sunday Sun reported that Jose Enrique may be doing a U turn and decide to stay at Newcastle.
And the Tyneside club are said to be getting a bumper five year deal ready to present to Jose, following next Sunday’s final game of the season at home to West Brom.
While it’s not a certainty, that will give some hope to Geordie fans that Jose could stay loyal to Newcastle, and that would be an excellent way to start the summer transfer season.
This is what the 25 year-old told Sky Sports yesterday:
“Liverpool is a big club, but I am not negotiating with them at the moment. I am calm at Newcastle,”
“My dream is to play for the Spain national side and I think that I have a chance.” “I have improved as a footballer since my arrival to England.”
“The Premier League is more competitive than La Liga and I have not received offers to return to Spain,”
Certainly the display the weakened Newcastle team put in yesterday in London, will help Jose decide that he’s already at the right club.
Indeed he will never play for a better supported club than Newcastle United – that’s for sure – as the Magpies are renowned for their passionate following and 50,000 home gates at St. James’ Park.
Jose had another excellent game yesterday, and is currently in second place in our poll for Man of the Match, behind only Steven Taylor, who scored the dramatic equalizer deep into injury time.
And there’s no reason at all why Jose cannot get a place in the full Spanish squad, by being part of a top 10 Premier League club like Newcastle United.