Jose Enrique’s potential dream move to Barcelona may not happen after all.
Jose Enrique – still no decision on where he’s going
And this morning his agent, Salvador Sanchez, has told Vanguardia.com that they know absolutely nothing about the supposed interest from European Champions Barcelona:
“We know nothing but what has emerged in the press.”
There were reports earlier in the week that Barcelona would come after Jose, but maybe that was just another made-up story this summer, and we all know there are a lot of them during any transfer window.
But Newcastle fans still don’t even know if Jose wants to leave Newcastle this summer, and with Alan Pardew now back on Tyneside today to welcome new boy Yohan Cabaye to the club, he will be concerned that not only Jose could leave, but Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton too.
Alan did get involved with Steven Taylor’s contract negotiations in December, after Steven had been placed on the transfer list, and he was successful in that specific case in getting an agreement between club and player.
Newcastle fans will be hoping he can also have some success in keeping his captain Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and even Jose Enrique on Tyneside this summer.
At this point that would amount to some great news for the club, as it’s looking like all three top players could be on their bikes in the summer.
Liverpool are the favorites to sign Jose, but it’s an open question if they can match the deal Newcastle have offered the Spanish U21 International, which is said to be a bumper 5 year deal.
Since Jose has been on about £40K/week for the last four years, that could indeed be a deal that Liverpool may not be able to match – and we hope that’s the case.
It seems to us that Alan Pardew has a lot of work to do to keep his best players at the club, as he also attempts to bring top players like Cabaye to Tyneside.
It looks like it will be a very busy summer for Alan Pardew.