Enrique Saga Continues – Offered Fantastic New Deal

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?

Comments welcome.

165 comments so far

  • listie

    May 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Im sure Barton is over the moon Jose is being offered a fantastic new deal

  • safferman

    May 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    yeah everyone go to liverpool, they are playin in europe next season… oh wait…

  • Mags

    May 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Bin Dippers = new Newcastle

  • RichK

    May 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    listie – Enrique is 3 years younger than Barton and therefore we can offer him longer terms. I am in full agreement with the club about not wanting to offer Barton a 4 year deal to a 28 coming on 29 year old it doesn’t make long term financial sense, that’s where we’ve gone wrong in the past!

  • cousto

    May 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Liverpool’s scouting system:

    Google – Search – NUFC Squad

  • Charlietoon

    May 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed what on earth leads you to logically conclude that LIverpool wont be able to match this offer or any offer we make him?? Silly statement.

    As it is I think ashley might think if he keeps Jose then he will keep Barton Jonas and Nolan as well. It shows intent so I hope we keep him.

  • connor_nufc

    May 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree with listie

  • toonruz

    May 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #8



    May 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #9

    actually it was in the papers last week that Liverpool didnt want to offer Jose anymore to his wage so its not a silly statement at all

  • tynesidetommo

    May 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #10

    If Ashley and Co are as good in the transfer market as they are at the spin the Toon will be top four next season.

    If only ….

    The lad is away and they know it.

  • toonruz

    May 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    may be if nolan is stalling on contract it worrying the board in to sorting the rest out the last 2 years they been the heart and soul of this club

  • Cockney Magpie

    May 27, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    has there been any rumours or supposed sightings or anythin yet 2day lads?..

  • JohnnyBrookes

    May 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Potential decent news if true:


    Gameiro bid accepted his choice, my gut feeling is he will got to Spain

  • sweendog

    May 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #14

    some funny comments on here 🙂
    Hope he stays .. maybe nolan, joey etc are making sure the club dont do any silly business ie sell our core players ..
    as for liverpool scouting system .. one of our scouts moved to liverpool a few months back .. funny how now they’re looking at all our best players .. can’t wait to see Daglish ruin them like he done us all them years ago ..

  • Crawfordladd17

    May 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Hope so then we can do this

    Gamerio £10m
    Sturridge £10m
    N’Zogbia £10m
    Larsson Free
    Pratley Free
    Bassong £5m

    Campbell & Kuqi Free
    Barton £8m
    Smith £1m
    Routledge £1.5m
    Xisco £2m

    GK Krul
    RB Gosling
    CB Coloccini
    CB Bassong
    LB Enrique
    CDM Tiote
    RM Ben Arfa
    LM N’Zogbia
    CAM Nolan(c)
    ST Sturridge
    ST Gamerio


  • JohnnyBrookes

    May 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #16

    BTW lads Joey Barton’s twitter is classs!! He has already ripped into Piers Morgan and Robbie Savage.

    Follow if you have twitter.

  • spitfire_

    May 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #17


    Barton had his chance early this year to sign new contract, but he refuse for some reasons.

  • jettson

    May 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Well its going to go t*ts up i feel !!
    get the money in, then hang back, wait, look busy!!
    good contract for young Ferguson, well deserved, but thats where AP will say the money is going, new contracts to existing contracted players!
    i hope and pray that MA will come up trumps and invest well in new signings, but based on what has happened in past, and being proven LIARS do we really think, we will see upwards of £25-30m spent on players???
    I would love to think so!!

  • LondonMagpie

    May 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #19


    He refused becasue e just sold our top/future stricker so he rightly questioned the owners ambitions.

    Further on from that i just dont see why MA would think making bad desicions is good he just simply isnt what ever his doing he thinkgs its best for the club and im just waiting for the day when he beats the Barca owner at a game of blackjack and we get MEssi on a 12 year deal in return for Perch… one can dream

  • nightfa11

    May 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #20

    i dont really know what to think about barton saga..

    1. he was in jail..we probably saved his career..
    2. when he was in jail he refused to take a paycut
    3. will soon be 29
    4. had 1 good season out of 3
    5. has a shitty agent
    6. barton & nolan are taking over the dressing room..which can be a good, but also a very bad thing..when players do that..
    7. if we want to see europe we also need experienced players which he is
    8. some players dont want to join us cos of him
    9. has experience..not only on the pitch, but also out of it..can help youngsters..
    10. i have no idea what id do:)

  • Thump

    May 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #21

    @Johnny: Oh he had a go at Savage? I was taking part in the crack yesterday with Piers (we were trying to get #bullied and #takeyourtimepiers to trend). Great crack.

  • Charlietoon

    May 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #22


    What they are saying they will not do may not be..surprise surprise…what they will do…and considering what they are paying Carroll I don’t think silly wages are out of the question.

  • Charlietoon

    May 27, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #23

    BTW does WWBJD stand for ‘what would Joey Botano do’ from the southpark movie? I know I got his name wrong but I had to ask

  • Charlietoon

    May 27, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #24

    I mean WWJBD. sorry to screw your name up.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 27, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Great, lets let the guy who wants to stay leave, and beg the one who wants to out to stay.

    I have a feeling this is nonsense anyway. They know he’s off, but they have to at least pretend to make an effort to keep him.

  • ToonAndy

    May 27, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #26


    Gamerio – 9.2 mill
    Sturridge – 11 mill
    Gervinhio – 9.5 mill
    Menez – 9 mill
    N’zogbia – 10 mill
    Larrson – Free
    Pratley – Free
    Graham carr special x2 – 8 mill

    – 56.7 mill


    Routledge – 1.5 mill
    smith – 1 mill
    perch – 1 mill
    Barton – 6 mill
    Xisco – 1.5 mill

    – 11 mill






    —————–BEN ARFA—————–


    Top 6 finish?? No problem!

  • geoff777

    May 27, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Hughton’s sacking and the lack of ambition signalled in the January transfer window has shattered the core of the team’s belief in the club’s management.

    If any of them can move on and increase their wages elsewhere by August 31st I think they will.

    With Hughton and Carroll still at the club they would have all signed. They had a belief that they were a team going places.

    Now they are following Ashley’s example.
    If someone waves pounds at you grab them fast. Screw loyalty.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 27, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlietoon, think closer to home. The initals of one of our players… 😛

    I might get some bracelets made if he stays (;

  • ToonAndy

    May 27, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Cud any1 tell me when the transfer window opens officially??

    It’s always been June 1st but theres something about it not opening till July 1st??

  • Thump

    May 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #31

    @CharlieToon: Yes it stands for “What Would Joey Barton Do”.

    @ToonAndy: International transfer window opens on June 1st iirc

  • James RS

    May 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Andy Carroll has been talking he knows Enrique /Guttierez is the best left sided combination in the premiership and wants them at Liverpool now or maybe he’s just getting lonely..:)

  • JohnnyBrookes

    May 27, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    @Thump Yeah he is on Savage today, and Piers is getting ripped by Danny/Joey yesterday like you say.

    Honestly Barton is class, its like he has no PR person to censor him!!

  • Davies

    May 27, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #34

    geoff777 – What’s to say that with Hughton still running the team we wouldn’t have been relegated?

    How much belief would there have been then?

  • Spaghetti legs Tino

    May 27, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #35

    If they could get Gameiro and Gervinho in before they chat with Enrique, I think he’d sign in a jiffy.

    Those two, Zog and Ashley Williams would be fantastic, providing no essential players leave.


    May 27, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Dont worry about it haha nar its what would Joey Barton do 🙂

    And you are right that they may not do it but its still a valid point as we have to go off what has come out from Liverpool till they prove it a lie.

    As for the Carroll comparison he is a star striker who you can build a team around so warrents a high wage. Jose is a LB…you dont build a team around a LB

  • nightfa11

    May 27, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #37


    it has always been July 1st..but i think this years different…i think it opens in June & with that new rule coming in soon, everybodys trying to sign players before it comes to that…cos 80% of clubs are in financial mess 🙂 yup..including valencia..so if we outbid them now, there will be no way for valencia to sign gramero. I THINK thats the case..

  • Thump

    May 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Fur10ng PMF
    5m Bid Rejected for Nzogbia! Not true they haven`t bid 5m. N`Zogbia has told close pals he will be returning to NUFC

    Oh dear. It’s Zog saying he’ll return…

    Sorry lads, no chance for him. He’ll be off to Blackpool.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon Andy

    if only !!!!!!!!!!

  • the1willy

    May 27, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40

    I really think nightfa11 has a good point about Nolan and Barton taking over the dressing room. I get the feeling that these two perhaps think they are not only running the show on the pitch but off it too.
    How long before they’re picking the team, with their mate Smith as CF?
    Whatever anyone thinks of Barton though, his Twitter battles are worth following.

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