The saga surrounding Jose Enrique and whether he will leave Newcatsle this summer or not, has really gone on for too long.
Jose Enrique – in action last Sunday
But news today that it could come to a conclusion one way or the other next week, as Jose’s representatives are due to meet with the Newcastle hierarchy and Alan Pardew says they have offered him a very very good – make that – a fantastic contract.
That’s good to hear, although that news came out a week or two ago that Newcatsle were preparing to offer Jose a bumper deal, as one last ditch effort, to keep the popular player on Tyneside.
This is what manager Alan Pardew said today:
“We have been waiting to see his representatives, they are due here in the early part of next week.”
“We are going to make Jose a very, very good offer and we are hoping he is going to accept it.”
“We are realistic about Jose, because the ball is in his court on that one, not in ours.”
“He will be offered a fantastic contract here, he knows that, but still it is going to be down to his decision. I am still hopeful.”
It really is up to Jose now, but he knows the Newcastle club and the Newcastle fans deserve a fairly quick decision.
If he still wants to leave after this – at least the club did everything they could to keep him – and it’s doubtful Liverpool will be able to match this offer, so he woyuldn;t have left for the money.
We have to think Jose like joey, is not too sure about Mike Ashley, although we have no out and out proof of that.
But the news about Joey Barton earlier this week will hurt rather then help the chances of Jose staying on Tyneside.
But this offer shows that Newcastle still do one or two things right – so credit where credit is due.
If Jose does leave Newcatsle , then that may unsettle the Argentine pair of Gutierrez and Coloccini, who are close to Jose because the three of them speak Spanish.
And the news of the last few days is that Liverpool want both Enrique and Gutierrez on Merseyside.
What is it that seems to fascinate former Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish with the Newcastle players?