There were reports over the weekend that Arsenal could be looking to sign Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique.
Jose Enrique – Arsenal may be interested
Jose is bring linked with Arsenal, because their current left-back Gael Clichy could be leaving Arsenal this summer.
There have been reports from Italy that Roma claim they are ready to offer a £20M, five-year contract for the French International left-back.
Clichy is the same age as Enrique, 25, and has been at Arsenal since 2003, and both players have just one year left on their contracts, and the news is that Liverpool have also put in a bid of £5M for the Arsenal defender.
That’s interesting, because Liverpool had been favorites to sign Jose from Newcastle, but the Magpies have so far received no bids for the Spanish U21 International.
Clichy has played 264 times for the Gunners since 2003, with two goals.
Arsene Wenger is keen to keep the French International (10 caps) at the Emirates Stadium and had this to say about Clichy:
“We have started talks with Gael and want him to stay.”
It will take some sorting out this summer, and if Arsenal do lose Clichy, they could well come after Enrique.
And Liverpool still have to sign a top class left-back thus summer, and it’s possible Jose could move there too.
We just hope that Newcastle have their eyes on a suitable replacement if Jose does move, and the the club don’t sell Jose at the last minute in the transfer window, and then fail to bring in a replacement.
That’s a scenario Newcastle somehow managed to accomplish with Andy Carroll in January.