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No Negotiations With Liverpool – Enrique

10:06 am, Monday, May 16th, 2011 by Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

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.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Jose Enrique · Newcastle News





26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JUGGALO TOON ™ // May 16, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Very good to hear, Enrique has to be one of the best LB’s in the league/world, it would be a big blow if we lost him.

  • 2 Drona // May 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    at the moment eh? sounds he’s off then

  • 3 Brutooon // May 16, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I still think probability he stay is 10%, 90% he will go….

  • 4 JUGGALO TOON ™ // May 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    His dream is to play for spain, I think he could become an international player at Newcastle I think we could have a few international players in the near future.

    Krul
    Enrique
    Colo
    Saylor
    Simpson (Improving fast but still got some work to do)
    Jonas
    Gosling
    Ben Arfa
    Tiote
    And maybe some of the new signings

  • 5 toonfan09 // May 16, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    off course negotiations havent started because they can outside the transfer window

  • 6 Stuart // May 16, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Toonfan, negotiations can pretty much start whenever you want.

    The transfer window just means the deal wont go through til the first of June or July, cant remember when the window opens.

    I’ll give it 85% off to 15% staying like.

  • 7 toonfan09 // May 16, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    thought that was only if u were a free agent otherwise doesnt ur club have to allow the talks and were not gonna let him go unless we have a suitable replacement i think its 50 50 if we spend big in summert he will stay otherwise it cya later

  • 8 toonfan09 // May 16, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    not free agent i meant last year of contact

  • 9 roshan MAGPIE // May 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    last game next week i really dont want this season to over its one of the good season after a long time

  • 10 NathanH NUFC // May 16, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Enrique is the kind of player we need to keep if we want to improve & push for europe, If he does stay i will be really pleased.
    But we need to bring in quality players otherwise he will become impatient & move on.

  • 11 Stuart // May 16, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Toonfan, you’re right, the club has to allow the talks.

    As much as I want to believe we want to keep Enrique, I cant help thinking MA is going to be quickly swayed if an offer around £14m comes in.

  • 12 davis_toons // May 16, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Midfield we are ok for now.

    Defence and Attack are the areas that we need to good additional.

    Defence : Strong Right and Central

    Attack : 1 good rated striker (min)

  • 13 davis_toons // May 16, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    £14m for Enrique is quite a deal for MA

    But if we wanted to improve on our standing we must keep players that have already proven what they can bring to the team.

    And Enrique is a proven 1st 11 to start for current Newcastle team.

  • 14 ArtyH // May 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    There are a few things the players who are wanting/thinking of moving away should think of. 1) The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, as once you get there chances are the cows have shit all over the place, A.C is finding this out now. 2) Where ever they go they will NEVER be held with such high esteem as we Geordies idolise even the average players ( well we do, don’t we?). Where else will you play in front of 50K+ fans every other week?
    Finally just a thought from the Chel$ky game yesterday……if Roman had bought Newcastle instead of the London club he would be a GOD in our part of the world.
    This is a hope for the future and a possibility if the club is sold to some extra rich football loving Billionare………but I forget arn’t we supposed to have a Billionare thingy already…….sorry just thinking out loud…..

  • 15 davis_toons // May 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    But for there is not real deal about the tranfer and i hope we will not mention too much to push Enrique out of Newcastle Utd.

    Enrique stay with Newcastle Utd, We fans still have the believed that Newcastle will turn into a strong force once again with you in the team.

    The team have bonded and what we needed is improve on football side of things like defence set-piece and quality players to created goals and score them to improve the style of our game .

  • 16 gorskino10 // May 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Positive interview, but still i have this nagging feeling he is holding back in it, from what i can see he menthions he ONLY aim which is to play for Spain, i agree he is good enough compaired to players who have that place in Capdivilla.

    He seems open to stay in EPL but if he leaves this league he would want to go to Spain, but being “Calm” at a club doesnt mean you want to stay (or) will.

    What i reckon is if he doesnt get an offer from top 5 team in EPL (Chelsea/Arsenal etc..) he will wait it out not sign a new contract (if) one is offered and leave on a FREE, so if he is avalable on a free the top 5 will DEFO want him for backup atleast, thus he will get his move he wants to get more noticed by Spain national team.

  • 17 davis_toons // May 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    What pardew could do for now is

    1) Get ready to clear the team up and ask for the amount and the right kind of players which the club could afford.

    If MA couldnt agree then fans around the world will understand what are the ambition of the club MA wanted.

    Arsenal is the mention model and they are in the top 3 playing in Europe

    Will Newcastle Utd reaches that stage and roughly what is the time frame.

    Teams to Compete (Current top four)
    Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool

    Teams we must Beat (Former top four)
    Everton, Aston Villa

  • 18 Billy1985 // May 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    on skysports news ap said he hopes ma will invest heavily in the summer, and it also said that man utd want enrique now. i dont understand why we just dont offer him more money cause if he goes we will have to spend money on a fee plus wages and prob signing on fee and agent fee and might be others like bonus’s so we may as well just put all that together and give it to enrique for his wages.

  • 19 Stuart // May 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Billy, apparently we’ve got a new 5 year contract drawn up on ‘significantly’ higher wages. Whether he accepts it or not is up to enrique like.

  • 20 NUFC_Richyg01 // May 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    With WestHam going down, do you think we will pick up any of their players?

    Carlton Cole,
    Freddie Sears,
    Demba Ba,
    Robbie Keane,
    Mark Noble,
    Pablo Barrera,

  • 21 Bell // May 16, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Jose is without a doubt one of the best LB in the world. so im expecting that 5 year deal should contain a chunky wage! he deserves it!!

    it’s so simple, if you want to keep some as good as jose at your club you have to give them alot of money so other clubs can’t tempt them!

  • 22 Billy1985 // May 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    well its money well spent if he accepts…..its better than spending money on a fee, signing on fee, wages, agent fee and bonuses isnt it

  • 23 cg // May 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    @NUFC_Richyg01: Def NO to Keane and Cole.
    Perhaps Ba though.

  • 24 ende // May 16, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Keane is still a Spurs player if I’m not mistaken. No to Cole, I’d give a look at Noble.

    I think Jose is being pretty honest and up front, and people shouldn’t try too hard to figure out his real intentions. I think they have been stated quite plainly. His ambition is to play for Spain. That’s quite understandable. If a Spanish club gets him there, great. If a top 5 English club does, great. If remaining at Newcastle does, just as fine. I think he must know as well that he’s more likely to start at Newcastle than ManU, etc.

  • 25 bollokheed // May 16, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    i’m givin jose the benefit of the doubt,, think if we splash on decent players he will sign ,lets look on the bright side lads ,he may not be as mercenary as we think,, after all he’s shown real loyalty before.HWTL

  • 26 CheikTiote24 // May 16, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    I think early on we should try and get N’Zogbia and Ba as I think wigan will go down. That will cost us £10 million maximum I think, Then we should have at least £15 million extra to spend. If we get a free player or two like larrson who can be squad players then I’d splash out on one big up and coming player like Gameiro. But that can be a slow bid starting at the £8 mill we have bid, every two weeks or something go up by a million.

    Options of

    Ba
    N’Zog Nolan Arfa
    Tiote Barton
    Enrique Colo Staylor Simpson

    Ba Gameiro
    N’Zog Arfa
    Tiote Barton
    Enrique Colo Staylor Simpson

    With players like gutierrez gosling and larrson able to cover for players and come on in the last 20 minutes :)




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