News today that Newcastle are close to tying up a one year loan deal for England International Wayne Bridge.
Jose Enrique – Arsenal and Liverpool interested
And so you have to think that Newcastle are resigned to losing Jose Enrique, and news today that Liverpool, having missed out to Manchester City for Arsenal left-back Gail Clichy, will now try to sign Enrique.
Arsenal will also want to replace Clichy and Arsene Wenger could come in for Enrique, so we have to hope there will be a bidding war for the Spanish U21 International – to drive the price up.
Arsenal will be flush with cash with £7M from the Clichy sales and heaven knows how much they will get if Cesc Fabregas goes to Barcelona and Samir Nasri also leaves for pastures anew – maybe as much as £55M for the two?.
Indeed there are reports in London that Arsene Wenger has targeted Enrique – along with Everton’s Leighton Baines – as potential replacements.
The Reds have been linked with Enrique ever since January, when Andy Carroll was sold, and it’s an old and stale story, to be sure.
But Arsenal’s interest in Enrique and Liverpool’s failure to get Clichy, could force The Reds to move quickly to tie up Jose Enrique.
Certainly with Newcastle said to be close to completing the loan deal for Wayne Bridge, the club must think Jose is on his way.