John Carver is ready to welcome Jose Enrique back on Tyneside next Monday, as the squad will return for pre-season training.
John Carver -Newcatsle Assistant manager
John has talked today to the local Newcastle press and had this to say, as he mentioned Jose:
“As far as we are aware, Jose will be back on Monday – I have been told nothing to the reverse,”
“And José will be getting a warm welcome, like he always does.” “I know he will give us 100 per cent like he always does, and he wouldn’t dream of letting anybody down.”
“As far as I know, everybody will be back, including Jose and Joey Barton, and it will be great to see them again,”
“They are all still under contract and will be ready to start preparing for the new season with Newcastle United.”
It may be, as we suggested earlier today, there will be no offers for the Spanish International, but a move could also come as late as the very last day of the transfer market.
And Newcastle haven;t given up on getting Neil Taylor on Tyneside, and as we half expected lawyers for Newcatsle and Swansea are now going through the wording of the contract.
But we have to believe the release contract was meant to say that if a club offers £1M then Swansea have to sell him – they have no choice.
And if that’s not the case, then the wording of all release clauses in players’ contracts will need to be rewritten to be more specific about the meaning of it.
We think Neil Taylor could even arrive before training starts next Monday but we’re just a little tired with the long running Enrique saga.
If Jose wants to stay he should say so – or say he wants to leave and move on – and the last thing we want to happen is to have Jose in 6 weeks time say he had no intention of ever leaving Newcastle.
That would be a little hard to believe, so he shouldn’t say that – if he does in fact stay.