Liverpool’s First Official Bid In For Jose Enrique


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.

Comments welcome.



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168 comments so far

  • hainesy

    May 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #1

    4M is a joke. Even for a left back with one year left on their contract! More like 8-10 for someone of Jose’s standards.

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Joey Barton’s on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Joey7Barton 😀

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  • The Entertainers

    May 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Hey if w’re bidding £8-10 million for Germerio who is also in his last yr, then we can expect the same amount for Jose.

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #4

    of corse 4 millions an insult but a bet dogleash rang pardew n said “look you charged us 35million for this other useless piece of sh*t now at least give me enrique for a good price” old delboy n rodney (ashley n pardew ) aint as daft as they look by the sound of things

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5

    This is disgusting. Why don’t we just put a sign out in front of SJP “our players are all for sale to the highest bidder, owner will provide transportation for speedy medical, no reasonable offer refused”. The owner is clearly making sure he gets his money out as quickly as possible. The club management is a disaster and has been a disaster since Ashley arrived. After his treatment of Keegan no decent manager even wants the job. That’s why we have Pardew now.

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  • NorseToonBrann

    May 26, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #6

    baaaad news these last couple of days…

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #7

    whats he said on it like HWTL a cant get on it lol

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  • hitman

    May 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #8

    i know the scoucers are a bunch of thiefs, but this is a pi$$ take

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  • kevymartins

    May 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Personaly i would love to see jose stay…

    But an old friend of mine always said :every sport is the same it dosnt matter how good you are its what your playing for..

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  • Hazey82

    May 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #10

    we gotta get 8-10m for Enrique.. he’s a class act and if he’s not gonna extend we should cash in on him, plenty of qaulity LB’s out there

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  • partizanovec

    May 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #11

    They know they throwed silly money for AC, and want to compensate on this transfer.
    Haha, £4m for one of the best left backs in the PL.
    Go to hell Pool.
    And if aspiration of Jose is to play for Pool, let him go, but for much bigger fee.
    They certainly wont qualify in CL next year.
    Well, not under Dalglish guidance.

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Here we go lads Toon Talk starting lets see just how bad things are going to get for NUFC

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  • kevymartins

    May 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #13

    liverpool may aswell change there name to newcastle ..here sure weel get shane fergie good then sell him to shitpool

    the only positive i can see is if we sign gamerio gervinho an a quailty lb ..i will be laughing at livpool….35 mill for a man who’s not even 10…gota praise mike for that…but we fans will be going nutts jumping with joy as soo as we get his replacement …for sure gamerio is looking good to me

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  • Mohamed

    May 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Thought his mind was set to leave since that 2nd everton match ..
    Bet Pardew knew about it at that time but tried to keep hopes up

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #15

    keep us informed WWJBD

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  • Spaghetti legs Tino

    May 26, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Joey on Twitter, confirmed by Simmo! Very, very interesting timing.

    I think he’s already took a subtle swipe at MA and DL, by putting his location as ‘Earth’. 😉

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 26, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    GeordieTwo, why spend money on a sign telling everybody what every body already knows? Anyway most clubs could put that sign up.

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #18

    From Joey ‘I dont want to leave I love it here. I will be here next season no way I am getting sold but after next year his hands are tied……(missing out a bit) hopefully within a year new owners will be in. I love this club and the fans know that. I want to bring a trophy to the club’
    From a conversation between Steve and Joey

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    May 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Barton will not be held to ransom by fatty.

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #20

    This is a Liverpool trait.
    They tap a player up during the season so he is mad keen to go…Then they low ball on the fee hoping the player pushes it through by refusing to go elsewhere.
    They have been reported several times in the past for tapping up.
    £8m is his price I think.

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  • przemekdwa

    May 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #21

    also said that he launches twitter account to let fans know that he dont want to leave and to let them know what is going on.

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  • Birts

    May 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #22

    JB also would like the fans to buy the club like Barcelona

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Take it with a pinch of salt though because he cant come out and totally slag off the management, he cant slag off his agent and he cant slag of the club.

    BUT I feel a bit better about this situation because he said he wont be sold

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Ta Brits thats the bit I missed out because I was trying to write and missed a bit haha

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  • przemekdwa

    May 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Joey Barton “I don’t want to leave, I love it here and the fans know that.There is no way I will leave. I will be here next season. Once my contract is over and my hands are tied, hopefully someone will buy the club”

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  • toonfan09

    May 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #26

    to me this says that cawrr on twitter is full of crap cos he said that joey wud sign in a couple of weeks now he barton himself has said he wont sign under current ownership

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 26, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #27

    aye but WWJBD hell go for free after and all season well have a player who wont be trying coz he knows hes movin on

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 26, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #28

    WWJBD (Becks4RB)
    Joey is an evertonian and I bet he would go there in a flash.
    Exept they cannot afford the fee or his £50k+ wages.
    If Joey Barton really wants to write himself into Geordie folklore he should knock fat ashley out next time he sees him…….”I would love it, Love it”

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  • przemekdwa

    May 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #29

    “I don’t want to leave. I love it here and the fans know that.
    I will be here next season, no way am i being sold. Once my contracts up my hands are tied but hopefully someone buys the club by then.
    I love this club and want success. We should buy the club like they did at Barcelona.
    I am starting a twitter account this week so every fan will know the truth.
    I love the fans of this club and want to bring a trophy here.” full quote from JB

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  • Mohamed

    May 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #30

    where u guys those comments from? cuz i can’t see them on his twitter acocunt!

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  • NorseToonBrann

    May 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #31

    toonbelmonter hes gonna want to try as he’d have to impress to get a new club.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Good point GG, although I don’t think most teams start the off-season by telling one of their best players that they won’t be offering him a new contract. I don’t care for the man but Barton was one of our top 3 players all season. Surely we need a spine of proven players to build on. I hope things improve for us over the next 3 months but I still hope for a new owner with some real football ambition some day (sooner rather than later, I’m not getting any younger)!

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #33

    toonbelmonter
    He will be playing out of his socks to prove he is worth his wages at another club imo. 65k a week is a lot for a 30 year old

    BTE
    Very true but as you say Everton cant afford him so he is stuck. A year is a long time as well so am happy with him atleast staying a year

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #34

    i guess dalgish has some grudge against NEWCASTEL united club so he is robbing us now

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieTwo I have to say this again he was offered a contract just not the one he wanted

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #36

    there has to be a way we can forse ashley to get him to sign wtf is ashley playin at, hes just taking the cheaper option all the time, he only wants to get rid of barton coz he wont make much muney when we sell him, aw onestly ashley would sell his own mother if he thought he thought hed get a few quid outa a ffs

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  • benarfastar

    May 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #37

    bid 12-15 mil for Gameiro!

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  • NorseToonBrann

    May 26, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #38

    benarfastar source?

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  • Birts

    May 26, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #39

    let dog leash keep robbing us, surely that is a backwards step for them especially when they are paying top dollar

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  • Cockney Magpie

    May 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #40

    someone message joey and tell him to come on the blog and chat to us

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