Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique will not be long at the Newcastle club now, after he has slammed the Newcastle transfer policy, via his twiitter account tonight – and the news is being carried by the Daily Mirror.
Jose Enrique – criticizes transfer policy of Newcastle
Jose has been unsettled at Newcastle ever since that fateful day of January 31st, when Newcastle decided to sell arguably their best player in 22 year-old local lad Andy Carroll.
And then there was a fall-out of the Newcastle hierarchy with of all players, captain Kevin Nolan, and he elected to join second division club West Ham United last month, rather than see out the two years left on his contract
The third surprise was when Newcastle announced they had withdrawn their contract offer to another top player, Joey Barton, and he will now see the one year left on his five year deal at Newcastle, and leave next summer, or maybe even earlier if Newcastle can sell him.
Jose has accused the club of a lack of ambition, even though Alan Pardew has said the Tyneside club had made a fantastic contract offer to the 25 year-old Spaniard.
Jose Enrique sent this out on his twitter account while still in America, following Newcastle’s surprise 1-0 defeat last night against third tier American club Orlando City.
This is what Jose said, the first three paragraphs were initially in Spanish and have been translated here:
“The club is allowing all the major players of the team to go. Seriously, do you think it is the fault of the players? Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan etc etc.
“This club will never again fight to be among the top 6 again with this policy.”
“I think you fans are the best and you deserve the best, not what they are doing with the club. Thanks to everyone for supporting me.”
“The club give the money I have already. They lie all the time. But is no for money is because they don’t want spend in the club and bring quality players that’s why everybody go.”
Enrique joined Newcastle from Spanish club Villarreal in August, 2007, for around £6.3M, and after these words it’s hard to see that Jose will be at Newcastle for too much longer.
Pardew will need to keep the spirit of the Newcastle squad high, and anybody who is disenchanted with Newcastle, for whatever reason, is hardly good for the team spirit of the squad.