Enrique Wants Champions League – Are Barcelona Interested?


We’ve seen this link before – that Barcelona may be interested in Newcastle left back Jose Enrique.

Jose Enrique – wants Champions League football next season

But Jose’s agent at the time said there had been absolutely no contact with Barcelona, so whether this is just a regurgitation of that same old story,  we don’t know.

It’s in the Evening Chronicle,  and the news is that Jose may be on the shortlist at the Spanish Champions.

Jose will be at the Benton training center today, and he has annoyed Newcastle officials over the summer by avoiding the club’s attempts to contact him to discuss their contract proposal.

But Alan Pardew will corral the player today presumably,  and see where he stands about wanting to stay at Newcastle, or whether he wants to go to pastures anew.

If the story of Barcelona’s interest is true, Joe would probably swim across to Spain, because it would put him at the best club in the world at the moment, and his chances of playing for Spain would be improved big time.

Barcelona can play Eric Abidal in that position, Brazilian Maxwell and promising youngster Andreu Fontas could also be fighting for that left-back spot.

But there is an interesting quote by Enrique today, as a source said to be close to Jose (Enrique himself?) told the Evening Chronicle that Jose wants Champions league football:

“Jose is not convinced that Newcastle have enough depth ahead of the new season.”

“At 25 he is keen to look elsewhere and has a burning desire to play in the Champions League next season.”

As we’ve said many times before, if Jose wants to go – sell him for the highest transfer we can get for him – and Jose has given four good years to the Newcastle club.

Arsenal are also said to be interested in the player, and they can offer Champions League football, but Liverpool could not meet that requirement, although Liverpool are also said to still be keen on the Spanish U21 International.

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139 comments so far

  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    YAWN – a source close to the plar=made up garbage why are the local press adding fuel to the fire on this one let the chap be.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    If Enrique goes to Liverpool then i’ll be gutted because they, like us are not even in Europe this season. If however he ends up at Arsenal or Barca or any other team in europe (Europa league and Champs league) then you can’t begrudge him a move.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    sorry ‘player’.

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  • DanToon

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    ———————- Krul

    Simpson – S. Taylor – Coloccini – Enrique

    —– Cabaye —- Tiote —- Marveoux

    —————— Ben Arfa

    ————– Ba —— Erdinc

    Subs… Harper, Jonas, Barton, Gosling, Ferguson, Best, Williamson.

    To be honset thats a bloody good team, what you think?

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Gervinho having medical at Arsenal! Nice one cwarr07

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #6

    @ dan toon take out marveax put in joey

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    @DanToon- That’s actually not a bad team at all.

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  • Itoons

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Looks like the Gervinho saga has finally finished.

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_7022798,00.html

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #9

    let him go to barca couldnt begrudge him that! see if we can get a cash plus player deal kierson or afffelay?? happy days!!!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #10

    @ magpies till d3ath – source? i concur cwarr07 is a wan**r but where did u see that

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    BOOM BOOM- Joey probably won’t be here by next year unless he signs a new contract any time soon

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  • cousto

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d just get rid now, he’s trying to hold newcastle by the short and curlys.
    Yes he’s a good player, but if his heart isn’t in it then he’s more a liability than an asset.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Itoons wasnt much of a saga really the only ones who ever thought he would come here was us but yet again we like like a bunch of deluded head bangers as reality kicks in once again.

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  • Itoons

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Forever the optimist, thats my problem

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Enrique will be away £8 mill Taylor in £1 mill + a £7 mill striker = books balanced.

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  • niafron

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    @Dantoon

    Don’t think cabaye can play on the wing.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17

    @ Iroons no harm in that m8 thing is there was a time we would have got him nothing to do with europe unfortunately he would have come soley for the money and thats been a major problem for us ive seen it all too often sure look at scot parker i only remember him having one good game for us and that was a 1 nil home win he lost his back tooth in a tackle and got man of the match.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    feel sorry for this guy.haha

    blairbuchanan Blair Buchanan
    by nufcfans@
    @MarcSDuffy Looks like I’ll have to burn my Gervinho 9 shirt then..
    2 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #19

    BOOM BOOM- sorry dude, I got him mixed up with toonruz! MY BAD!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #20

    @ niafron hes in a 3 man central midfield

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #21

    that moron cwarr07 said he would shut down his twitter account if gervinho didnt sign halelujah

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Jose will be sold last day of the window….you know the drill.

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  • Mags

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Well I would rather he go to Barca than either the Arse or bindippers.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #24

    you would have to be a bit stupid,to get gervinho on the back off your shirt.if it was @cwarr07,who told you he was signing.lol

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #25

    @21

    He said the same and for N’Zogbia… He’s… The Guess Man.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #26

    We should try a player swap deal with barca. Enrique for either Afellay or Bojan!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #27

    @ belfast please tell me someone didnt go and do that. now that he didnt sign lets bombard his facebook page with messages of how we think hes a c**t ha ha.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #28

    you cant really complain.if he goes to barcelona.
    i would be a lot more pissed off,if he signed for liverpool.

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Any further info on Erdinc, Has the accepted bid been confirmed by anyone? As for Enrique, think we all know what is going to happen there! bye bye Jose!

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Enrique will probably end up at Liverpool.I think that this has been sorted for a while but NUFC are making it look like they are pulling all the stops out to keep him.But as Big nose said it is a done deal.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #31

    @boom boom

    im not sure if thats the same guy.but there was definlty a guy who got gervinho on the back off his shirt.it was all over twatter a couple off weeks ago.he sent cwarr07 a msg,about it.after he backtracked,about gervinho.haha

    im gonna try and find it.

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  • dmac

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Cw@rrshole is reporting that apparently the bid for erdinc has been accepted and we are discussing terms. He said the same about gervinho, taylor etc so i’d take it with a massive pinch of salt.

    He also told Joey he was signing a contract for Joey to retweet saying it was a lie.

    Blokes an idiot.

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #33

    If Jose goes to Liverfool then he is not ambitious at all, they are no better off than we are with regards to CL football, I hope anyone that jumps ship for the greener grass is shit on when we qualify for Europe at the end of this coming season.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #34

    what a fu**in idiot that CWARRO HAS A LOT TO ANSWER FOR

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  • cousto

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #35

    If he’s wanting to play in europe and for his country, Barca is the logical choice.

    Can’t fault his ambition but would rather he reverted back to the old Jose and was straight up and honest, either he wants to stay but thinks the contract could be better, or he wants to move on, in which case he slaps a transfer request in and we know we need a replacement.

    A last day Carroll-esque “where’d Jose go?” is not what we need.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #36

    cant find it.but i found this.haha
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FZtuIfyDT0

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #37

    When Pardew was on the air, he said that Newcastle have a back-up plan if Enrique leaves. Any1 got any ideas who it might be?

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  • nufcmatt

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #38

    bored of this now, kinda want him to just go so we can get on and sort a replacement.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #39

    N Taylor

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #40

    belfastmagpie- bloody hilarious! nice one

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