Enrique – I Always Wanted To Go To Liverpool


Jose Enrique is expected to complete his move to Liverpool tomorrow, Friday, when he will sign a four-year contract.

Jose Enrique getting his medical and not looking happy

The Spanish left-back has been itching for a move away from Newcastle ever since Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool, and it now turns out that Jose will be joining his former colleague at The Reds.

Jose refused a new contract at Newcastle, because he didn’t think owner Mike Ashley was ambitious enough for the Tyneside club.

And that lack of ambition has even been borne out this summer, with Newcastle up around £5M in transfer deals this summer after the Enrique deal, even though the club said they would fully invest the £35M Carroll fee back into the club.

That’s not going to happen, and anybody who says they have done that is hardly being realistic.

The news is that Jose has moved for around £6M, and he was given permission to speak to Liverpool on Thursday, after a fee was agreed between the two clubs, and he travelled to Merseyside for his medical.

This is what Jose said on Thursday:

“I have rejected good offers from other leagues to stay in England. The style of football is perfect for me and I want to improve myself as a player.”

“I always wanted to go to Liverpool and they were always my first choice. One of my ambitions is to play regularly for Spain and it’s more realistic for me to fight for a place with Liverpool rather than Newcastle.” 

Enrique will earn about £65K/week a week at The Reds, which is about  £20K/week more than what he was getting on Tyneside.

With young Shane Ferguson injured and James Tavernier being loaned out to Carlisle United on Thursday, Newcastle  now find themselves without a recognized left back for their home game against Arsenal on Saturday evening.

And Jose is now the third top player to elect to leave Newcastle this year, following Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan out of the door.

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223 comments so far

  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Well we knew it was gonna happen but im siding with the neggers on this….. Why havent we got someone in all ready? We needed two lb’s in the first place, now were left short ….. Again …… Just the same as when carroll left

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #2

    “I always wanted to go to Liverpool” wtf!!

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  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t see the relevance of this article now he is a liverpool player. Thanks jose but time to move on

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Moyo has played all three reserve games at left-back and has impressed. Maybe he’s got a chance of starting on Saturday?

    Btw Kadar is still recovering from injury.

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Also, i believe im due some type Of medal…….?

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Just fingers crossed we can get few more players in before the end of the window! aint no way we r gna get a player in tomoro like well i cant see it happening anyway!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #7

    im going to send mr ambani a mail asking him to buy my local fish and chips shop cause the owner is a real bastard….and i’d read mr ambani likes both fish and potatoes just like me so i think he’ll splash out his money no probs…

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Shearermania, i read that about four times but couldnt for the life of me what ur gettin at…..

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  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #9

    burni seeing as you didn’t do it properly no medeal shall be given! haha. You need to shout really loud, celebrate then prematurely ejaculate (by accident because this is how exciting this is!!). This is how you confirm your medal for being 1st

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  • Think I’ll just take an anti-depressive and go to bed.

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  • Ha ha.

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Andy ya spoilsport….. I was really excited tho….. Honest

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  • shearermania

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #13

    @burni…..havent you read online guys last hundred posts about writing to ambani and beg him to buy our club cause he supposedly is a fan?

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  • Night lads. smirk.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #15

    WoW, i didn’t expect that from enrique. Basically wanted to leave ever since he came then, and we were always second choice…
    What a dick. He couldn’t have said it worse.

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Why so gg? U knew this was coming? Or is it coz u thought we’d have someone in to cover that if it happened? Well i know mike ashley is a penny scrimpin bastard and knew this couldnt / wouldnt be the case….. Not to worry 40m in th transfer pot……

    FFS!!!!!!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #17

    just waiting to hear enrique tell about how he was being treated my fatty and slimy….normally all ex players have a go

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  • Robin_S

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Just a result of our present tenants ambition, don’t blame the lad

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  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Burni maybe just this once you can get your medal. But you have to abide by 1st post regulations in future i’m afraid. Consider this a dry run so to speak (terrible i know!)

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  • marcos_nufc

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #20

    if Mike Ashley does not change his policy it will happen with Cabaye,Ben Arfa,Tiote,Jonas and so forth.players are ambitious and they always want to earn more money and football is about money I partially agree with Mike Ashley because if you can see Liverpool spent a lot of money last season and didn`t get a silverware.it is not because you spend a lot of money that you will be successful.
    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • dannyt97

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #21

    i just cant see us stayin up next season with 5m spent on players with ameobi as numer 9 its a complete joke

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Shearermania, i came on here after being off for a while and saw this story just decided to comment on this one!

    Thats one reason…. The other is that online guy is an abusive whingy t&£t and as such, i just skim past his drivvle

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  • boater

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Shame really – unlike Carroll he’s the real deal and they got him for a damn good price.. where’s our quality replacement now team ashley? you’ve got bucket loads of cash and had all summer to plan for this.

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #24

    He and Carroll can go jerk each other off at Liverpool for all I care

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #25

    ONLINE GUY // Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Shearmania

    What’s that got to do with Anything ?

    Just for you ..Older than dirt.!

    *************************8
    Guy is a f***in prick!

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  • gonz

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #26

    I knew deep down that Enrique was going to leave, even though I thought he’d be here until the final day of the window. Now, the thing I really have a problem is why Newcastle agreed to let him go WITHOUT bringing in his replacement. Pardew said today that he also knew he’d end up leaving and if that’s the case why have you left us in the same situation as when we sold Carroll. Of course we still have over 2 weeks of the window, but without his replacement in of course us fans are going to make this into a negative situation. I’m definitely not one of the neggers on here, but when we do stupid shit like this I’m slowly crepping further into a negger. We’ve now got 1 day to bring in a LB before Arsenal show up, and we’ve got ZERO recognised LBs on our team sheet. F****g sort it out you idiots running OUR club!

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  • Burni

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Cheers andy, thats really brightened my night up! I shall ensure that my fingers stick to my keyboard and all the correct phrases are yelled before i dream of claiming any further medals…. I appreciate ur leniency

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  • boater

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #28

    dannyo – calm doon he doesn’t say that man …. he means of all the clubs interested this summer.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Enrique leaving does not bother me – always on the cards.

    What REALLY pisses me off is that it was ALWAYS o n the cards and now we have NO LB for the first game of teh season.

    Pardew you little prick. I would LOVE to smash your smarmy little face in! Such a little whore. Be a man and do something you little bitch. Your wife, family and kids must be embarassed by your existence and deservedly to.

    Little f***g prick.

    Livid.

    HWTL

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  • p

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Be interesting to see if Daglish ruins Liverpool like he ruined the toon.

    Buying big names and paying big wages does not necessarily add up to success.

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  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Has anybody got a subscription for the times? Seems that an ongoing bonuses row has been sorted now after 2 years of behind the scenes troubles. Good to hear but why do these rich footballers really need to worry over bonuses

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  • shearermania

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #32

    v FrA NuFc 8
    cheers…

    online dude is just very young and shouldnt really be up at this time…..but hey kids these days..

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  • soundoid

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Your all here then.

    I know you all like formations so whats your team for saturday…. no fantasy players mind just what we got..

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  • gonz

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #34

    Didn’t Enrique say early last year that he wanted to retire at Newcastle? Now he’s saying Liverpool has always been his first choice! Not good mate!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #35

    okay jose has gone…but cant deny the fact this player has been a great servant for us…..my favourite and most improved player over the last few seasons…so good luck to him…just a shame we cant get our best players to stay..

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #36

    How long are people going to go on about the 35m for… Honestly, we’ve known for a couple of months that it wasn’t going to be spent.

    You can’t let that figure eat away at you forever, continuously adding up transfer totals in relation to that figure.

    At the end of the day, I really doubt Pardew has a transfer budget. It’s almost certainly done on a deal by deal basis. The club is in an incredible amount of debt, and if Ashley wants to use player money to pay it off, then he has every right.

    It’s just unfortunate for us that a) Fat Freddy left us in such a poor state, and b) Fat Ashleys poor running relegated us and made it much worse.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #37

    Just wrote HUGE message and it got binned for bad language.

    Short hand;

    Pardew you pathetic little smamry weasel. You have seen this coming, we all have, 2 days before season we have no LB.
    I would LOVE to smash your little face in, you little C@nt. You little fecking rat. Your wife, family and friends must know you are just a little wh@re. Be a man and strap some on.

    Don’t tell me to be realistic. All my expectations have come from you… we will spend…will be a good summer….top ten club….fans deserve….

    Tell you what – keep lying and lets see if you don’t get turned over mate. Only takes one nutter. You are becoming very unpopular.

    HWTL

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #38

    @shearermania – Np mate (Y)

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #39

    soundoid i’ve no idea for lb but for the rest of the team i’d go with
    Krul
    Simpson – taylor – colo – ???
    Barton-Tiote-Cabaye
    Jonas Marveaux
    Ba

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  • shearermania

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #40

    foster
    simmo , staylor, collo, ?

    tiote

    gosling cabaye
    jonas marveaux

    ba

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