Jose Enrique Having Medical At Liverpool


The move that has been talked about for months, now seems finally ready to go through, as there is news from Merseyside sources that Jose Enrique is on his way to Liverpool to have his medical.

Jose Enrique – on his way to Liverpool

And if the news is to be believed Newcastle will get £5.5M from Liverpool, for another top Newcastle player to join the Merseyside club within the last eight months, after Andy Carroll joined them for £35M in January.

With Carroll, Nolan and Enrique leaving Newcastle this year, and Barton seemingly on his way too, when was the last time Newcastle lost four of their very best players in just eight months, and that includes their captain?

If Newcastle are savvy enough, they will quickly try to bring in a replacement for Enrique, like Dutchman Erik Pieters, but come to think of it who will now play left back on Saturday against Arsenal – I’ll take a look for by boots again.

And the Evening Chronicle is saying that Jose is expected to sign for Liverpool today, after the fee had been agreed between the two clubs.

Enrique didn’t want to stay at Newcastle, because he doesn’t think the club is ambitious enough, and that doubt started after Newcastle sold Andy Carroll in January.

The Spaniard wants to play in the European Champions League, and become a full Spanish International, and he will have a much better chance of achieving those aims at Liverpool, who are still a very ambitious club,  backed by big money from America.

So if Joey Barton moves, there is an argument to be made that Newcastle have lost Barton, Enrique and Nolan because they sold Andy Carroll in January, so was the £35M they got from Liverpool for Andy worth it?

That’s especially a good question when the Enrique deal means Newcastle are now £4.5M to the good in the transfer market this summer, and there’s just no way they will get anywhere near to spending that £35M, which is what we were told would happen last February.

It seems to us that Kevin Keegan was close to being accurate, when he said a few months ago that Mike Ashley wouldn’t spend any of that £35M the club got for Carroll, and at the time we thought his comment sounded absolutely ridiculous.

Newcastle should now move very quickly to bring in some new players,  because this move by Enrique, even though it has been expected for months, will not be well received by Newcastle fans, as our very best players seem to be seeking pastures anew.

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116 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Pieters in by tomorrow then pls.

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  • AmericanMagpie

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #2

    We need Pieters.

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    good riddance, wants champions league footy at liverpool huh? ..IMO we are upgrading if we do end up signing pieters. . a full dutch international

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Arsenal Team news
    Injuries:
    Wilshere.
    RVP
    Nasri
    Diaby
    Koscielny
    Walcott.
    Arsehavin rumoured to have gotten hurt in last game.

    Not playing:
    Fabregas

    Lack of EPL Game Time due to extended injuries:
    Ramsey
    Vermalhaen

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed needs to sort out his “Newcastle Transfers”. Wayne routledge has left too…

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  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #6

    wilshere confirmed. RVP and vermaelen i read were doubtful so there is still a chance they could play

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Not very confident throwing this new left back straight In against Arsenal If he’s signed on time.

    Why was It not done weeks ago ffs.?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #8

    @4

    hence why we don’t want this match postponing!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    “as out best players seems to be seeking pastures anew.”

    Sad but true.

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  • AmericanMagpie

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    If no Pieters, who do we play at LB?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #11

    @7

    Coz we were initially wanting £10m and Liverpoo wouldnt pay it, so I think offers have been going backwards & forwards.

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  • richard

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #12

    dont think even ashley that stupid not to get replacement in. jose wanted away by by want someone who wants to be here

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #13

    http://football-talk.co.uk/34233/video-arsenal-winger-arshavin-forced-off-with-injury-during-russia-game/?

    Arshavin doubtful.

    Thats a maximum of 10 players possibly out of this weekends game.

    With possibly, 2-3? playing whilst not fully match fit.

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Strange goings on!
    Anyone think its a bit strange for us to let Enrique go 2 DAYS before we play the arse without getting anyone in and also letting Tav go out on loan?? there has to be a player coming in today,, or is FCB and Pard both thick as f@@@?

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #15

    4 obertoon

    Ramsey got taken off with a knock last night as well

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #16

    If we want him and we offer his release fee, PSV cant stop him leaving unless they offer and he signs a new contract.

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Is the young lad Moya a lb or a rb?? iv heard very good reports on him.

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  • Neil

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Barton just tweeted that Jose is leaving. Gutted he is.

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  • alder09

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Think we will see Wayne Bridge coming in rather than Pietrs. Will only cost around £2m and willing to take 40k a week. Pietrs is going to cost minimum of £7m and no doubt the club will claim to be using the enrique 5m to pay off the outstanding debt they have accumulated through the free transfers we have got.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    So sad to see my friend Jose Enrique leave, great player. Hope he does will and gets in the Spain team. #notagreatday

    Well, that confirms it, Enrique gone!

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #22

    If we have let Jose go without Pieters lined up to sign today or tomorrow then its just more proof MA doesnt know what he is doing in the football world

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  • StuW

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Looks a concrete deal, Joey has confirmed on Twitter –

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    So sad to see my friend Jose Enrique leave, great player. Hope he does will and gets in the Spain team. #notagreatday

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #24

    We are favorites to sign Bendtner

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  • Eastander

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #25

    @18 he’s actually a winger just been filling in at left back recently but he’s not very good defensively

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #26

    @Richyg- Try telling that to Swansea.

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  • ~Obertoon~, are you sure about Walcott and Whilshire? Wenger has a habit of saying they are injured before an England friendly. Didn’t Nasri play yesterday?

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  • alder09

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    What happened to Tamas Kadar anyway?

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #29

    I meant the Pieters guy should off been signed weeks ago.
    We needed a left back when Enrique was here anyway.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #30

    I think someone will come in tomorrow, won’t necessarily play vs. Gooners like, but think something is in pipeline.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Oh dear JB tweeting about NUFC again…… like he cares 😉

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #32

    @26

    Its all down to the wording mate!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #33

    JB not mentioned Stoke or St. Petersburg?

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  • geordie1976

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Suprise Liverpool haven’t waited till August 31st., when where more desperate to cash in! That would have been a F**king nightmare. 5 mill ain’t good, but for a player with only 1 year left contract, what can we really realistically expect?

    Thanks for the service El Bul and break a leg
    😉

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  • MacToon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #35

    like he cares * about the consequences.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Rangers want McLoven back

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  • geoff777

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s a bit of a relief this deal has gone through.

    I’m really sick of reading about it.

    Adios José.

    I hope we finish above the bin dippers and nick a European spot.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Hope walcott aint playing this weekend# will tear our left bk apart whoever it may be!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #39

    I Think Lovenkrands would jump at the chance to go back to Rangers.Full legend up there.

    He’s not gonna get much game time here next season like.

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  • rich

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Enrique’s anted to go since January so if we do replace him with a Dutch international thats fine with me.

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