Liverpool Could Bid For Enrique On August 31st


We saw a report last week that Liverpool could wait until the final day of the transfer window, before bidding for Newcastle’s Jose Enrique.

Liverpool could bid as late as August 31st for Jose Enrique

The reason for that is that Jose becomes a free agent next summer, and Newcastle would get nothing for him, and while the Tyneside club could get something for the Spaniard in January, if they sold him then, it would still be less than if they sold him this summer.

So if Liverpool came in for Jose on August 31st, it could be difficult for Newcastle to turn them down, even though Liverpool would come in with a cut-price deal.

That’s one reason Newcastle should be bringing in a replacement left-back now, and we understand Wayne Bridge is the top choice, but his wages could be a difficulty if he is brought here on a season long loan deal from Manchester City.

But we keep hearing that a striker and a left back are the two top targets remaining in this summer’s transfer window.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today  that Liverpool could indeed wait until near the end of the transfer window before putting a bid in for Enrique.

And a source in Liverpool said this today:

“The defense is beginning to be a concern. It’s obviously an area that needs to be strengthened.”

“There are a few options and Enrique is still very much one of them.”

There’s not much Newcastle can do about the situation, since Enrique is well within his legal rights to see out his contract at Newcastle next summer, and become a free agent.

But that’s the last thing Newcastle would want to do, so it seems that Liverpool could be in the driver’s seat, unless another club or clubs are also interested in the Spanish U21 International.

But it’s clear Enrique will be leaving Newcastle, after he openly criticized the owner while over in America, and the very last thing we want is for Enrique to sow discontent in the squad.

Newcastle’s team spirit has been huge over the last two seasons, and we hope it can again be just as good next season.

Comments welcome.



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40 comments so far

  • I pointed this out about a week ago.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Were’nt we just talking about not flogging a dead horse? And now this article…

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  • niafron

    Jul 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes, time managment is essential. To sold him at the end of august would be a bad move. Better do it as fast as possible.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Barca could bid for everyone in our team on 31st August…..time to panic!!!!!

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    The later we sell the less likely we bring in a replacement, sounds like a money saving plan to me

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    The Evening Chronicle say Liverpool may bid for Jose near 31st of August….what the f*ck do they know about Liverpools plans?

    Ahh boll*x to this am off

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    WWJBD !?!?- but Ashley has accepted last minute sales as a quick profit over valued asset tactic in the past with Carroll and Milner.

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Course they will, He has been there “Backup” plan they wanted other targets like Aly Cisssoko etc..

    But we should of known he may leave and got many targets that are good (So not Warnock/Bridge etc..)

    Lets hope Erdinc is the last ST on our list also, he doesn’t want to come here if he didn’t like Cabaye he would reply in a few days even when Lille won the League.
    There isnt no point in hanging around, move on move up, Chu-Young Park or Olivier Giroud Or Papiss Cissé, José Rondón, Id be Happy with.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Who were both at the times the bid was accepted paid way to much for

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Boater
    Imagine you own a football club and you are offered 35mil for a crocked player who has half a seasons EPL experience, would you turn it down? I know I wouldn’t

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    This is coming from the Evening Chronicle….what do they know about Liverpools plans? In fact what do they ever get right?

    Obviously King Kenny felt the need to share his plans for Liverpool with a Newcastle based newspaper…how can anyone not believe this?

    Really can’t be bothered with this anymore am off

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  • niafron

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #12

    @geordieGerman

    About one of your previous post, we’ve got a “Frank Queudrue” in french football, which mean “Franck Strong and tight d***.”

    It was also a Rugby player in Toulouse called ” Christian Labit”. Which just mean Christian D***.

    Lot of joke about him from sports commentatots. like before a scrum:
    “Labit crouch!”

    Or in the game:

    “Labit in penetration!”

    Or sure:

    “Labit is huge!”

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Don’t you just love,

    And a source in Liverpool said this today:
    And a club insider said this:

    BOLLOCKS!

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  • nden85

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    i really wish he would just piss off now, completely sick of hearing about him.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #15

    exactamundo!!!,, more cash for ash – but for whom neither was replaced in terms of squad due to last min transfers..

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  • PortsladeToon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #16

    i still think we should offer him to the likes of some spanish team, but i’m also starting to think about i like the idea of him going to liverpool and watch him fail and be benched, the bin dippers are not going to be in the CL for at least 2 to 3 years and looking at there last 2 performances it might be even longer by that time enrique will be 28/29 and the best part of career will be wasted and he won’t get what he wants and be in the spanish national team now i wanted him to do well before but he has really pee’d me off recently so i would love to see that happen after all his antics.

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  • nden85

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #17

    anyone seen this btw, makes mike ashley and our club look a little less of a joke . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkZ21RJQ0g

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    ochytoon – mate I would have driven Carroll to Liverpool myself for 25mil let alone 35mil..

    I would have had a contingency plan in place to bring in cover should a late deal go through,

    and failing that, I would have made a massive statement this summer to invest at least some of that money in the future of the squad – alongside the free signings..

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #19

    @niafron – out of interest, what do you think of Gorskino’s striker suggestions – (comment 7)?

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #20

    boater
    I suppose thats understandable and yh I would love more investment in but on the other hand, we are much more financially stable than we have been and than most other clubs

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Looks like fatahes helicopter will be needed again lol

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I bet the firka bills hte club for its use

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  • Pwnanza

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #23

    ‘And a source in Liverpool said this today’
    Let me translate. I am struggling to make a story so i will make something up and say a source in liverstool said this that and the other about Enrique, i will then watch people squabble about what is and isn’t going to happen at the end of the transfer window.

    Unless it says Kenny Dalglish, or Alan Pardew before quoting anything about Enrique leaving, dont panic its only lazy journalism, in fact no, its just journalism.

    about the match tomorrow, I have heard it is on Pay Per View, do you reckon any of the dodgy stream sites will pick it up and let us watch for free? have not seen us since the West Brom match, and I am having some serious withdrawals.

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  • niafron

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #24

    If you can’t make Erding, yes Giroud and Park are interessant.

    For Giroud, i can only encourage people to have a cliser look on his club, Montpellier, a club full of young and gifted players.

    Park woulb be excellent, but of what i’v heard, he’s also targeted by Totenham and Schalke?

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  • nick_9

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Aye I would have driven Carroll to Liverpool to twenty five million also. But at the minute you’ve got a local lad on one hand with great future potential then on the other there is undersoil heating and a couple of free players. I’d rather have Carroll, unless of course in the remaining weeks we do sign some players. If you’d said to me would you swap Carroll for Ba (5 mill) Naylor (2 million) N,zogbia (10 million) erdinc (8 million), DJ Campbell (2 mill) and say Bassong (5 million) then swap Nolan for Cabaye I would have bitten your hand off. Before anyone says it would add about a million a month to the wage bill if we just got rid of a few players like xisco and Smith to go with Ireland, Campbell, Nolan, Carroll and kuqi I’m guessing we would have added that much extra to the wage bill. I’d do all I could to get shot of the deadwood we have.

    On another note I think Ed’s articles have an effect on the comments/mood on this blog. Obviously its his blog and its appreciated what he does but with it being silly season and tensions being already high it doesn’t help to read constant speculation of us being linked with either great players or crap ones. Can we not be linked with just good players please haha. We all want what is best for the club guys, we’re not mackems we’re just passionate fans and this is somewhere to vent your frustrations or share your optimism.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #26

    @niafron – thank you sir, as always interesting to hear your thoughts..Giroud is a big target guy in the carroll mould from what I know,,

    I like Park, a hard worker with flair to his game as well, and can play right wing.. montpellier eh,, you should be scouting with Carr man..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Couldn’t think of a worst LB than Bridge to replace Enrique, Warnock runs a close second worst.

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  • Jamma

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Just sell him for £10m, stop being a fat tight twat and up the bid for M’Bengue to seal the deal – younger player, French, cheaper wages, a hard bastard and a fresh challenge for the lad – all for about £7.5m = £2.5m profit.

    Spend the profit on Nedum Onouha while you are at it to cover RB/CB then pull out all the stops tie up a SEASON LOAN deal for Sturridge with a fixed price to spend NEXT WINDOWS budget on him if he does as well as we hope he does.

    Man I wish I had the cash to buy the fat man out.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Nick_9.. I agree with your first paragraph word-for-word mate. I was daft enough to imagine we might invest some of that money on 2 or 3 top young exciting players – wickham, zog, chamberlain etc… to fill the whole but nope.. club costs are being covered.

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  • dave 1961

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #30

    nden85 you wont be saying that if the rumoured sports direct logo replaces the Newcastle united on the front of the east stand roof.

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Jamma (28)
    That sounds perfect. And it ain’t rocket science.
    Unfortunately The Controller doesn’t think as we do.

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  • dave 1961

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #32

    ochytoon never new they had new rules, will our financial status give us any points, because we will need a head start if we go into a season with this squad, might play some good football i just don’t see goals in the team.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #33

    The Reason We havn’t a New Left Back is Because we can’t get No Bugger in on A Free Transfer !!!! How Much have we spent ??? 3 Players In On a free and one in with the money from Nolan !!!! if we get a Bid For Jose he is Off Like a Rat Up a Drain Pipe and We will have a Youngster at Left Back Like Shane Ferguson or Maybe Have Jonas There !!! We will Probably see how we go then if we are in the Mire spend In Jan 2012 …

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  • solano

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Please, can anyone – negger/possie, red, white, yellow or black, woman, man or hermaphrodite show me any evidence that “WE are much better off financially as a club”??? As a fan of the club I see that a large debt has been transferred from the bank to a holding company owned by Mike Ashley. That debt, while interest fee, seems to have mysteriously grown, not decreased. Where has the money gone? New pipe work? Seriously? It seems he may have added his original purchase price on to the existing debt, but has not cleared any off as that would be part of any future sale price.
    Surely then the statement would make more sense if it read “Mike Ashley is much better off as owner of this club” ?? Afterall, he can dictate the terms of his rule and has a captive audience.

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  • MrFuji

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #35

    @Jamma

    You’ve been playing faaar too much football manager mate..

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  • Felipe

    Jul 30, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Solano, the club is worth what it’s worth, period. The amount of debt makes no difference. Ashley could have put £500m debt on the clubs books but if/when he sells it then he will get back what it is worth. If it’s worth £200m that’s what he’ll get and obviously the new owners wouldn’t be taking on the £500m debt.
    So, it’s his plaything, how much he puts in or takes out is totally irrelevant, the only thing that matters is what the team does on the pitch and we’ll start finding out in two weeks time.

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  • max

    Jul 30, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #37

    insua, gibbs, traore, kolarov, figueroa

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  • solano

    Jul 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Thanks for that Felipe. Very informative. “The amount of debt makes no difference” I’ll remember that.
    So, why I ask, are all the apologists, including you, so obsessed with our financial performance? I am too, as a fan, primarily interested in the football team and it’s improvement and see gross deficiencies in the balance and quality of our squad. Surely we could spend at least some of the money that has come in from transfer profits to making us being competitive again? You seem very content on us being a “plaything” for an owner who is at best, disinterested in the footballing side of things. I find your view and the Ashley model deeply worrying. The so-called financial stability is always held as a crutch in the pro-Ashley arguments and even the so-called “neggars” often accept that premise.
    From what you say and what I have observed, it seems in reality, more like an economic stranglehold held by one man over his paying customers.

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  • Novus Ludus

    Jul 31, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Liverpool end of August trying to get a deal and no chance of us getting cover, sounds like Ashley has told Kenny to wait until then. Same every year we lose players and cant replace them until Jan or we panic and purchase injured crap. Well if liverpool come in then and Ashley wants to show the Toon that he believes in the club then one of two things can happen, we tell Liverpool to F/#$O%F or we ask them for a load of cash and two players. There must be two that could help the team.

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  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #40

    Novus….that scenario may well happen, but it would still leave us without any proven left-back going into the season -Liverpool haven’t got one to trade! It would also contribute to our gross squad imbalances -a farcical way to go into a season and a complete turnaround from a postion of strength going into the window.

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