If nobody comes in for Jose Enrique this summer, he will likely see out his contract and become a free agent next summer.
Jose Enrique – free agent next summer?
That’s not a good situation for the club, and they will try to move the Spanish U21 International on this summer, and if that isn’t successful, they’ll try to move him out in January, so at least they get a transfer fee for him.
But of coure Jose has every right to see out his contract at Newcastle, and we think he will try to do that, if no club comes in for him.
Not surprisingly Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is less than happy with the situation, and he said this to say about Jose today:
“He’s made it pretty clear that he still won’t sign a contract and that his future may be elsewhere.”
“I’m not really comfortable with that, but we will have to deal with it and we are still hoping that he signs a contract with us.”
“There has to be doubt over that situation.”
It looked a few months ago that Jose was bound for Liverpool, but no bid has come in for the player, and Arsenal are not interested because they will not replace the departed Gail Clichy, because 21 year-old Kieran Gibbs looks like a ready made replacement.
Pardew may also be wary of having a player at the club who wants to leave Newcastle, although Jose been very professional, and always gives his best on the field of play, over the last four years.
It’s a difficult situation for Newcastle, if they cannot move Jose out this summer.