Liverpool And Newcastle After Same Left Back?


I will not have been the only Newcastle fan, to see the irony in some of today’s news.

Jose Enrique – If Liverpool don’t want him – Magpies don’t need new left-back?

Celtic have a left back who seems really good, and he’s Honduran International Emilio Izaguirre, who seems to have had a terrific season north of the border, in his very first season playing outside of the Honduran League.

And since Newcastle have recently given up on Cheikh M’Bengue of Toulouse, they are looking for another  suitable replacement for Jose Enrique,  if he joins Liverpool in the summer.

But would you believe another club that is presumably after Izaguirre is …………  Liverpool.

But Newcastle are only interested in Izaguirre, as cover in case Liverpool  sign Newcastle Jose Enrique in the summer.

Maybe Newcastle should ask Liverpool who their top left back target is, and if it’s Izaguirre, then maybe Newcastle can keep Enrique and stop looking for another left-back.

But it’s not quite as simple as that, as Liverpool are not the only club said to be after Enrique, as he’s also been linked with Bayern Munich, Manchester United and even French club Lyon.

But Newcastle are also savvy in the transfer market these days, and will not take peanuts for the Spanish U21 International – they will try to get as big a fee as they can for him if he indeed wants to leave.

And there is a report today that Kenny Dalglish will be given enough transfer funds, by the new American owners, headed by John Henry, to bring in his number one targets this summer.

And the report suggests Liverpool are willing to pay £15M for Jose, and if that’s true, then that bid will  not be turned down by Newcastle.

Remember the club also has a certain youngster called Shane Ferguson, who filled in for Jose this year in excellent style at left back.

It’s surprising to us that a club would pay £15M for a player who would be available on a free transfer next summer, but there again they paid a massive £35M for Andy Carroll, and £30M of that in cash, and a sell-on clause is in the contract for Newcastle too.

Liverpool may yet turn out to be Newcastle’s  benefactors, by providing the club with £50M – hopefully the £15M will also  be paid in cool cash – for two Newcastle players within six months.

I always knew John  Henry was a good guy. 😀

Newcastle would have £50M to replace those two players with, and with Newcastle’s scouting network seemingly becoming very good and extremely  efficient, the club could do a lot with £50M this summer.

Yes, it wouldn’t all be spent on transfer fees, but would also help pay the wages of players coming into the club –  but it’s still a lot of money.

We just have to hope that the Jose Enrique saga comes to its natural conclusion soon.

And it should, since the club will have met with Jose’s representatives this week, and should have a better idea whether Jose is going to get on his bike this summer.

Comments welcome.



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355 comments so far

  • connor_nufc

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #1

    F**k off liverpool

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  • totsy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Tbh, im sick and tired of hearing about enrique. change the f*****g record.

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  • rknufc

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #3

    3rd!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    @ totsy // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    i share the same sentiments. Sick of hearing about enrique and liverpool. if liverpool don’t want him they can just get lost.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #5

    f**k off daglish!!!!!!!

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  • totsy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #6

    @ilovetoon8788 // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Yeah, i just feel this story has dragged on far too long.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Izaguirre is a class act…spl sucks but hes done to that league what jose did to the championship. Strong pacey and a fantastic cross. Never seen his tested much defensively though.

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  • geordiejohn42

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #8

    connor_nufc … u beat me to it probably ur just like lewis hamilton .. well done for being 1st…
    as for Jose I think he needs to tell us is he stopping with us or just want to move on the sooner we know if he’s staying or going the better bcos like totsy’s said its dragging on for way too long its getting boring tbh

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  • moonraker

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #9

    I love Jose but I wish he would make his mind up as I’m getting fed up reading about him.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #10

    reading twatter,arsenals fans are hoping gervinho joins us,they think arshavins far better haha

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Bloody Liverpool. Is Cabaye signing for the toon? went quiet on him.

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  • geordiejohn42

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Robbie Robson

    Totally agree with u about Emilio he’s class and gets forward wiv pace I wouldn’t have a problem with him replacing with the bull if he decides to move on he’ll cost us 6-7m and he’s worth every penny he’s a fans favourite at Paradise and I’m sure Emilio WILL not just be a fans favourite but also legend at Gallowgate

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #13

    izaguirres a smashing player,along with kayal.
    and thats from a rangers man!!

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  • Toonmania

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #14

    I think if the club don’t hear by 6pm on monday if Enrique is staying or going, personally i think they should buy his replacement and if enrique doesn’t go leave him on the bench until Jan then shove him out the door for £3-4 mill

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #15

    ZZZZZzzzzzz…

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  • free giveaways

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #16

    The thing with Izaguirre is, he looks a good player but he’s doing it in a very poor league. He might be good enough for the epl but I’d rather have M’bengue. I’ve heard he’s definitely our main target if Enrique goes.

    Also, a French article today saying we’re favourites for Gameiro.

    http://football-53.football.fr/post/2011/06/03/gameiro-en-route-pour-newcastle

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Shane ferguson is a good left winger, i dont rate him as left back because he is just too skinny.

    But going forward he got potential

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Up yours liverscum cool cash for fat twat and lambiarse in the casino!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Offer Forster, Strolla plus cash, see this boy a few times this year and he looks a great player in a poor league

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Shane Fergusons class but does anyone think his pace and good dribbling makes him more of a winger!!!!?????

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Fergie offer far too much going forward to be used as a full back

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed BUTLER.Would u give away Forster!!!

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  • a think enrique shud stop fannying on n tell us wat he wants to do, if he want to go fine f**k of enrique,, get in a new LB wuda liked mbengue but not gunna happen,, n tbh,, alot of people will dissagree but if enrique goes sell guti to roma, n rebuild owa left side agen,, zoggy n a new LB, i just think gutti is best with enrique n without enrique,, well yanna,, dnt want izaguirre tbh, never gets tested at celtic,, ad rather sum1 else

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #24

    NUFC Steve, from what I’ve seen of Forster, he a good player, but to slow when getting down, Krul is a far better player

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #25

    if enrique leaves,for bayern munich,or lyon,
    fair play,and all the best jose,but if he goes to liverpool,f**k him.

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  • Toonboy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Whats the news lads ?? anything new to report ??

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #27

    belfastgeordie87, agreed, can’t see the sense in selling our top player to someone who we hope to catch and surpass in the league

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #28

    You know? I don’t think that Liverpool have a scout. I think Dalgish opens his paper has a look to see who we have scouted and goes after them. Carr’s success with the likes of Tiote could work against us.

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  • manxpie

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #29

    I thought that fantastic new contract was supposed to b offered to him earlier this week wateva happened to that?? Lol

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #30

    ano m8,somebody needs to tell the scousers,the days of them being a force are long gone.
    dont mind if he leaves for a top club like munich
    but liverpool,wise up.

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  • nufc.romania

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #31

    i have 1 question … what do you think about ciprian marica is 25 years old and is a good finisher ? And will be available for 2-3 mil from stuttgart

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Liverpools chief scout of Ed Harrison, cause every player that we’re linked with on this site liverpool are soon after, stop posting Ed that’ll screw the dirty scouse

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  • ohcoloccini...

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #33

    I think that keeping jose would be a great indication of the direction the club wants to go and I really hope he stays. Anyone else want liverpool at home first game of season!? Chance to get our own back on dogleash and the once great liverpool!

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  • MacToon

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Wasn’t it that big nosed phil Thompson had said it was a done deal weeks ago and then nearly every commentator since at Newcastle games………..

    So he’s got a big nose cos he was lying?

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Been off line for 3 days and was expecting some movement when I got back …….. anything happend Cabaye, Asbo, Gerv et al ???

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #36

    thompsons in the lick king kennys bum club lol
    funny how daglish takes all the credit,but nobody ever mentions steve clarke his number 2.

    is that jose enrique account on twitter fake?

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  • JackButler

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Jose twattter account is fake

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  • ohcoloccini...

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #38

    The jose account is a fake, so is the ryan taylor one

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Arsenal fans are spoilt rotten. As soon as they find out that NUFC are favourites from French press, the don’t want him. After the 4-4 result they showed what they really are. Spoilt,arrogant,self centred and have no regard or respect for any other fans or clubs what soi ever.

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  • Mark

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Former Newcastle target van wolfwinkle signed for sporting Lisbon apparently

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