It seems that Newcastle may indeed have given up on trying to keep Jose Enrique on Tyneside.
Jose Enrique – will be leaving Newcastle
Alan Pardew will not even bother trying to keep Enrique, if his mind is on other clubs, which it seems to be with Alan’s statement recently:
“There’s no point keeping a player who has set his sights on a club he has perceived is bigger,” Pardew said. “You can’t keep a player that’s unmotivated.”
While there were claims that Liverpool would bid £15M for a player whose contract runs out in a short 12 months, there is news that Liverpool have bid a low £4M for the player, and Newcastle quite rightly have rejected it.
The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is a big fan of the 25-year-old and no doubt will come back with an improved offer.
We would hope that when Enrique finally leaves, the fee will be much closer to £10M, and we hope there’s a bidding war for him to push up the price.
But of course if Newcastle turn down all the offers, they could lose the Spaniard for nothing next summer.
And it’s only right that Newcastle will not try to keep a player who wants to leave the club- if they don’t want to play for Newcastle United, fine – they should move on.
But talk of getting £15M for Jose, seems a bit far fetched for a player who is a free agent in 12 months time, but hey – if a club bids that much – great – we’ll take it.
It’s just a pity that Jose kept saying he would wait until the end of he season before discussing a new contract, or was it when Newcastle were safe?
That’s because it now looks like he knew all along that he was going to leave.
Just think Newcastle could be willing to sell Carroll, Enrique and Barton in a few short months.